Trombotore Trail

Trombotore Trail

This trail is located on Bearwallow Mountain just 13 miles from home. It is a beautiful trail through private land enclosed in a deep ravine. The trail descends from the trailhead for a little over a mile to the creek. Distance: 3.6 MilesElevation Gain: 850...
Social Distancing

Social Distancing

After a crazy week, it was good to get up on the Blue Ridge Parkway and do a little bit of hiking in the sunshine. We started at the bottom where Hwy 150 intersects the parkway and hiked up the steep part first. Distance: 3.9 Miles Elevation Gain: 1430 ft. Difficulty:...
Mt. Pisgah

Mt. Pisgah

The parkway was open between Hwy 276 and the Aboretum, so we took advantage of it and drove up to quickly hike Mt. Pisgah. It’s a rare treat that the parkway is open during the winter months. Weather: Sunny, mid 40’s and no wind Distance: 2.5 Miles...
Black Mountain Trail via Pressley Cove

Black Mountain Trail via Pressley Cove

We accessed Pressley Cove TrailheadĀ on Avery Creek Road (Forest Service Road #422). We walked up the trail to an intersection with a gravel roadbed and turned right toward Pressley Cove Gap. From trailhead it is 1.3 miles with 1003 ft in elevation gain to the gap....
Cedar Rock Summit

Cedar Rock Summit

It was a crisp day with a stiff breeze, but the sun was shining. There was still snow in the shady north sloping spots. We have really been slack on our hiking routine for the past 18-24 months and we wanted to get a hike in that was over 5 miles with significant...
Coon Tree Mountain Trail

Coon Tree Mountain Trail

Today was a very short hike up the right fork of the Coon Tree Trail.  We only hiked to the ridge junction and turned around and hiked down.  Nice day in low 40’s.  The trail was muddy and there were a lot of trees down after the wind and ice...