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...
Mt. Pisgah

Mt. Pisgah

3 mi round-trip Tread Condition: Moderately RoughClimb: Climbs ModeratelyLowest Elevation: 4980Highest Elevation: 5730Total Elevation Gain: 750Configuration: Out-and-backStarting Point: Mount Pisgah Parking Area, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 407.6 Pisgah Inn View View...
Surprising Flowers

Surprising Flowers

I have probably hiked up Mt. Pisgah trail close to 100 times in my lifetime. Never have I seen the variety of wild flowers that I saw today. I had never seen trillium there before. It is so short lived, that I guess I’ve just never timed it right. Hawthorne was...
Mt. Pisgah

Mt. Pisgah

Another great day hiking up the Mt. Pisgah trail. I passed about 10 people and 1 really big dog. The sun was shining until I got to the top and the clouds had begun to move it. The air was really hazy from the pollen and fire smoke. The rain will be welcome later this...
Mt. Pisgah

Mt. Pisgah

Distance: 3 Miles RT Elevation Change: 750 feet Difficulty: Moderate I got to the trailhead early (before 9 am). It was a cool crisp day and I didn’t see anyone on the trail until I was on my way down. ┬áIt was quiet and calm. The fall color is just now showing...