# Sandy Rumsey

## ...an ordinary person

## 2020 Hiking Log

## Miles Hiked in 2020

**Total Elevation Gain: 50,447 ft**

## 2020 Hiking Log

### MTS – Elk Pasture Gap

August 8

- Distance: 3.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1401 ft.
- Difficulty: Strenuous

### Bearwallow Mountain Trail

August 7

- Distance: 2.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 594 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Mountain Trail

August 3

- Distance: 2.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 594 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Pressley Cove

August 2

- Distance: 4.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1319 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Mt. Pisgah

August 1

- Distance: 3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 750 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Bearwallow Mtn.

July 28

- Distance: 2.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 577 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “T”

July 21

- Distance: 1.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 177 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### MT State Land

July 19

- Distance: 3.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 709 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate (lots of puds)

### Ridgeline of Grassy Mtn.

July 18

- Distance: 3.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 489 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy (parked at the saddle)

### North 40 “T” and Perimeter

July 16

- Distance: 2.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 352 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “T”

July 14

- Distance: 1.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 177 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

July 10

- Distance: 2.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 325 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bridger View

July 9

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 282 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy Road Walk

### North 40 “T”

July 8

- Distance: 1.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 177 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Road Walk

July 7 a.m.

- Distance: 1.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 115 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “T” Plus .4 Upper Road

July 6

- Distance: 1.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 177 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Trail 124 Skidway to Grassy Mtn.

July 4

- Distance: 5.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1673 ft.
- Difficulty: Strenuous

### Enhanced “H” North 40

July 3

- Distance: 2.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 253 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 Walkabout

July 2

- Distance: 2.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 253 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “T”

July 1

- Distance: 1.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 177 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

#### Half Year Mark

## 235.5 Miles — 39,884 ft of Elevation Gain

### North 40 “T”

June 30

- Distance: 1.2 Miles Out and Back
- Elevation Gain: 177′
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Mountain View Trl to Jct

June 28

- Distance: 1.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 243 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Daisy Dean Creek to The Narrows

June 27

- Distance: 5.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 525 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### North 40 – State Land

June 26

- Distance: 2.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 390 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### North 40 – State Land

June 25

- Distance: 1.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 256 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “H”

June 24

- Distance: 1.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 226 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

June 23

- Distance: 2.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 331 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### North 40 “H”

June 23

- Distance: 1.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 226 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Mtn. Road Walk

June 14

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 597 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Flat Laurel Creek via Art Loeb at BRP

June 13

- Distance: 6.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1102 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Wolfpen Walkabout

June 12

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Mountain Loop

June 11

- Distance: 2.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 587 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Cat Gap Loop

June 9

- Distance: 5.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1168 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Bearwallow Mtn. Road Walk

June 7

- Distance: 2.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 594 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mt. Hardy

June 6

- Distance: 5.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 883 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Bearwallow Mtn. Loop

June 5

- Distance: 2.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 594 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

June 2

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mt. Pisgah

June 2

- Distance: 3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 750 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Big Creek Trail

May 31

- Distance: 2.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 719 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Green Knob – Bennet Gap to Pigeon Gap

May 30

- Distance: 3.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1158 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Wolfpen Walkabout

May 28

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Richland Balsam Summit Loop

May 25

- Distance: 1.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 400 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Waterrock Knob

May 25

- Distance: 1.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 459 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### MTS – Bennet Gap to Green Knob

May 23

- Distance: 2.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 643 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Wolfpen Walkabout

May 22

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Flat Laurel Creek-Little Sam-MTS

May 16

- Distance: 7.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 794 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Pulliam Creek

May 12

- Distance: 2.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 417 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfen Walkabout

May 11

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Long Ridge – Turkey Gut – Stair Step Falls Loop

May 10

- Distance: 4.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 643 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Long Ridge Trail

May 9

- Distance: 3.5
- Elevation Gain: 371 ft.
- Difficulty: Very Easy!

### Wolfen Walkabout

May 7

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Wolfen Walkabout

May 6

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Wolfpen Walkabout

May 4

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Blue Ridge Parkway Walk

May 3

- Distance: 7.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 535 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Long Ridge Trail

May 2

- Distance: 3.6
- Elevation Gain: 358 ft.
- Difficulty: Very Easy!

### wolfpen

May 1

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 29

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 28

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 27

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### Pulliam Creek to Green River Cove

April 26

- Distance: 6.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1109 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### wolfpen

April 24

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 22

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 21

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 20

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 16

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 14

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 13

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### Mt Hardy via MTS

April 11

- Distance: 5.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 906 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### wolfpen

April 10

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 8

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 6

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### bennet gap to green knob

April 5

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 653 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 3

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen 1 & 2

April 2

- Distance: 4.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 285 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 1

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

April 30

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### bennet gap to green knob

March 29

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 653 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### wolfpen

March 28

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

March 27

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

March 26

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### trombotore trail

March 22

- Distance: 3.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 850 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### elk pasture gap

March 21

- Distance: 3.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1430 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

### bearwallow mtn

March 18

- Distance: 2.3 miles (road/trail loop)
- Elevation Gain: 587′
- Difficulty: Moderate

### mountainview trail

March 15

- Distance: 1.8
- Elevation Gain: 208’
- Difficulty: Easy

### mt pisgah

March 8

- Distance: 3 Miles RT
- Elevation Gain: 750 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### perry cove-bennet gap

March 7

- Elevation Gain 1135′
- Distance: 4.1 miles

### pressley cove-black mtn

March 1

- Distance: 5.1 miles
- Elevation Gain: 1752′
- Difficulty: Strenuous

### wolfpen

February 29

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### cedar rock summit

February 22

- Distance: 6.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1857′
- Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

### mt pisgah

February 17

- Distance: 3 Miles RT
- Elevation Gain: 750 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### wolfpen

February 16

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### hickory nut falls

February 15

- Distance: 3.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 771 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

February 9

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

February 6

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

February 4

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

February 3

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### chimney tops

February 1

- Distance: 4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1322 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### wolfpen 1 & 2

January 30

- Distance: 4.0
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Very Easy

### wolfpen

January 27

- Distance: 4.0
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficulty: Very Easy

### brp to green knob

January 26

- Distance: 5.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 981 ft
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### wolfpen

January 25

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

January 23

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### pressley cove

January 20

- Distance: 3.2
- Elevation Gain: 1010 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### memminger trl @ Carl Sandburg Home

January 19

- Distance: 3.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 659 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### coon tree loop

January 5

**Distance:**4.3 Miles**Elevation Gain:**1037 ft.**Difficulty:**Moderate

### wolfpen

January 4

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

### wolfpen

January 3

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 133 ft.
- Difficuty: Easy

## Take only pictures, leave only footprints.

The picture to the left is my favorite picture. It was taken on an overcast spring day on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Although I usually take pictures with my iPhone, I used a Nikon D3200 DSLR for this picture. Not bad for a novice.

Trillium Grandiflora