# Sandy Rumsey

## ...an ordinary person

*It's a ponytail life for me!*

*It's a ponytail life for me!*

# 2022 STATS

## 5,945 ' of Elevation Gain

## 2021 Hiking Log

### Over 88,000 feet of elevation gain

### Long Branch/Bear Branch/Bishop Branch Loop

December 31

- Distance: 2.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 335 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Trail / Wilcat Rock Trail to Meadow

December 27

- Distance: 5.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1115 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Bearwallow Trail / Road Loop

December 26

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

### Wolfpen Walkabout

December 25

- Distance: 1.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 85 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Middle Prong Wilderness to Green Knob

December 24

- Distance: 7.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1280 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

### Wofpen Walkabout

December 21

- Distance: 1.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 148 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Green River Loop

December 20

- Distance: 4.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 650 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Trombotore Trail

December 17

- Distance: 5.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1257 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Bearwallow Trail/Road Loop

December 14

- Distance: 2.3
- Elevation Gain:: 587 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### FSR 5058 to Buckhorn Gap

December 14

- Distance: 9.8
- Elevation Gain:: 1362 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Four Seasons Trail

December 7

- Distance: 2.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 607 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Forest Road 5058 from Stables

December 5

- Distance: 5.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 817 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Black Balsam

December 2

- Distance: 1.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 354 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Trail Up and Down

November 30

- Distance: 2.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 604 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Flat Laurel Creek

November 25

- Distance: 5.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 676 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Long Branch Loop Clockwise

November 24

- Distance: 2.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 335 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Turkey Gut Trail to Green River

November 19

- Distance: 4.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1155 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Bearwallow – Wild Cat Rock Trail to Meadow

November 17

- Distance: 5.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1079 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### MTS: Mt. Hardy

November 14

- Distance: 5.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 853 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Green River Gorge Loop

November 8

- Distance: 4.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 669 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Up Alum Cave

November 6

- Distance: 11 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 2890 ft.
- Difficulty: Difficult

### Mt. Pisgah

November 1

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

### Green River Loop

October 26

- Distance: 2.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 351 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Green Knob from Bennet Gap on BRP

October 24

- Distance: 2.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 650 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Road

October 21

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 577 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Daniel Ridge Loop and Road Walk

October 19

- Distance: 6.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 938 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Big Hungry Dam

October 16

- Distance: .3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 20 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Turkey Gut Loop

October 16

- Distance: 4.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 620 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Coon Tree and Bennet Gap

October 12

- Distance: 4.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1204 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Wolfpen

October 10

- Distance: 1.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 148 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Lower Half of Frying Pan Trail

October 3

- Distance: 2.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 663 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Trombotore Trail

September 30

- Distance: 5.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1250 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Mt. Pisgah

September 29

- Distance: 3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 715 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Bearwallow Road Walk

September 20

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 594 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Chimney Rock

September 14

- Distance: 3.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1110 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Wagon Road Gap Picnic Area to Green Knob

September 12

- Distance: 2.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 725 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Avery Creek Loop – Modified

September 7

- Distance: 10.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 2169 ft.
- Difficulty: Hard

### Mt. Hardy Manway to Summit Trail

September 5

- Distance: 2.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 640 ft.
- Difficulty: Hard – Very Steep

### Bearwallow Road

September 2

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 591 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Road

August 27

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 590 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Elk Pasture Gap

August 24

- Distance: 3.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1407 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderat

### Coon Tree Loop

August 23

- Distance: 3.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1033 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderat

### Bearwallow Road

August 22

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 591 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Tower Trail at Devils Tower

August 13

- Distance: 1.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 187 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “T”

August 11

- Distance: 1.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 144 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Finding Cows

August 9

- Distance: 0.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 79 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Cow Wrangling

August 8

- Distance: 1.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 236 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40

August 7

- Distance: 1.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 102 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

August 4

- Distance: 2.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 325 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Afternoon Hike – North 40

August 3

- Distance: 2.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 233 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

August 1

- Distance: 3.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 495 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

July 30

- Distance: 2.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 328 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### State Land up Lester’s Gulch

July 24

- Distance: 1.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 249 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

July 22

- Distance: 2.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 331 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

July 20

- Distance: 2.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 322 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “T”

July 15

- Distance: 1.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 141 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “T”

July 16

- Distance: 1.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 144 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Grassy Mountain Area toward Hwy 12

July 15

- Distance: 3.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 692 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “T”

July 12

- Distance: 1.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 171 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Skidway Area

July 10

- Distance: 3.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 758 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

July 8

- Distance: 2.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 315 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40

July 7

- Distance: 0.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 102 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Top of Grassy Mountain

July 5

- Distance: 2.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 430 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Over Bearwallow to Wildcat Rock

June 25

- Distance: 7.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1719 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Mt. Pisgah

June 23

- Distance: 3 Miles
- Elevation Gain:709 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

June 13

- Distance: 1.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 325 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mountain View Trail Loop

June 10

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

### Afternoon Hike on the T

July 7

- Distance: 1.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 184 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Afternoon Hike on “T”

June 5

- Distance: 1.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 141 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Grassy Mtn FSR 583-B1

June 1

- Distance: 3.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 938 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### North 40 Morning Hike

June 1

- Distance: 1.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 154 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 Afternoon Hike

May 31

- Distance: 0.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 112 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bridger View

May 31

- Distance: 1.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 246 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Afternoon Walk: “T”

May 30

- Distance: 1.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 157 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Morning Walk

May 30

- Distance: 0.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 144 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 “T”

May 28

- Distance: 1.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 148 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### North 40 Loop

May 27

- Distance: 1.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 207 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Game Reserve Loop

May 18

- Distance: 4.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 666 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfpen Loop

May 16

- Distance: 1.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 144 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Loop

May 15

- Distance: 2.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 604 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

May 14

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

### Morning Walk

May 13

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 128 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Cat Gap Loop

May 11, 2021

- Distance: 4.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1047 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Bearwallow Road

May 10

- Distance: 2.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 600 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Coon Tree Loop

May 1

- Distance: 3.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1030 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Bearwallow Trail – Road Loop

April 29

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 587 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Trombotore Trail

April 26

- Distance: 5.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1227 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Pressley Cove and Avery Creek Area Forest Roads

April 23

- Distance: 5.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1060 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate to Easy

### Turkey Gut – Stairstep Falls – Long Branch Loop

April 21

- Distance: 4.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 633 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wildcat Rock Trail

April 19

- Distance: 3.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1086 ft.
- Difficulty:Moderate

### Frying Pan Tower Trail from Pisgah Inn

April 14

- Distance: 4.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1070 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Pisgah Inn to Summit of Mt. Pisgah

April 13

- Distance: 5.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1165 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Wolfpen Walkabout

April 12

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

### Big Hungry River Dam

April 11

- Distance: .3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 30 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Long Ridge – Bear Branch – Bishop Branch

April 11

- Distance: 2.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 348 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow – Wildcat Rock Trail

April 8

- Distance: 4.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1056 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Elk Pasture Gap

April 6

- Distance: 3.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1100 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Green Knob on Mountains to the Sea Trail

April 4

- Distance: 3.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 840 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Mt. Pisgah

March 30

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

### Long Ridge – Bear Branch – Bishop Branch

March 29

- Distance: 3.8 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 594 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### FSR 5098

March 26

- Distance: 5.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 801 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Mt. Hardy Gap Manway to Summit

March 22

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 643 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Wolfpen Walkabout

March 21

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

### Mt. Hardy via Mountains to the Sea Trail

March 20

- Distance: 4.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 810 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Four Seasons Trail

March 19

- Distance: 2.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 758 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Sam’s Knob

March 17

- Distance: 2.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 558 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

### Mt. Pisgah

March 15

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

### MTS: Bennet Gap to Green Knob

March 14

- Distance: 2.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 656 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Long/Bear Branch Loop

March 13

- Distance: 2.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 348 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

March 11

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

### Elk Pasture Gap

March 10

- Distance: 3.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1404 ft.
- Difficulty: Strenuous

### Daniel Ridge Loop

March 9

- Distance: 4.9 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 856 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Elk Pasture Gap (Partial)

March 8

- Distance: 2.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 576 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Middle Prong: MTS to Buckeye Gap Trail

March 6

- Distance: 6.0 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 515 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### John Rock

March 3

- Distance:5.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1066 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Trail / Road Loop

March 2

- Distance: 2.5 Miles
- Elevation: 597 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Road Walk

February 28

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 591 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

February 26

- Distance: 1.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 100 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

February 25

- Distance: 1.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 100 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### FR 5058 to Buckhorn Gap Shelter

February 24

- Distance: 9.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1457 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Long Branch to Bear Branch to Bishop Branch Loop

February 21

- Distance: 2.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 341 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### BRP at Wagon Road Gap to Green Knob to BRP at Bennet Gap

February 20

- Distance: 5.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1316 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### 5058 – 5098 – Maxell Creek Loop

February 19

- Distance: 2.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 492 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Road Walk

February 18

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 591 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

February 16

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

### BRP: Wagon Rd Gap to Firetower Rd

February 10

- Distance: 4.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 400 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy Road Walk

### Bearwallow Road Walk

February 9

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 591 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Forest Service Road 5058 to Buckhorn Gap

February 8

- Distance: 8.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1368 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Road Walk

### Wolfpen Walkabout

February 7

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

### Wolfpen Walkabout

February 6

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

### Coon Tree to Bennet Gap Trailhead

February 5

- Distance: 4.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1194 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Maxwell Cove – 5098 – 5058 Loop

February 4

- Distance: 2.7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 489 ft.
- Difficulty:Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

February 1

- Distance: .7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 46 ft.
- Difficulty:Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

January 30

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

### Maxwell Cove Loop

January 29

- Distance: 3.3 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 722 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bearwallow Road Walk

January 26

- Distance: 2.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 591 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Cat Gap Bypass Loop

January 24

- Distance: 4.6 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 807 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Bear Branch / Long Ridge Loop

January 22

- Distance: 4.1 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 587 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

January 20

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

### Wolfpen Walkabout

January 19

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

### Wagon Rd Gap – MLK Day Walk on Parkway

January 18

- Distance: 1.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 75 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Long Ridge – Turkey Gut Trail Loop

January 17

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

### Wolfpen Walkabout

January 15

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

### Long Ridge Trail

January 14

- Distance: 3.5 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 358 ft.
- Difficulty:Easy Peasy

### Bearwallow to the Meadow

January 12

- Distance: 5.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1109 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Wolfpen Walkabout

January 10

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

### Bennet Gap Trail – Perry Cove Loop

January 9

- Distance: 4.2 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 1099 ft.
- Difficulty: Moderate

### Wolfpen Walkabout

January 7

- Distance: .7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 60 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### Wolfpen Walkabout

January 6

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

### Wolfpen Walkabout

January 4

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

### Wolfpen Walkabout (half)

January 3

- Distance: .7 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 60 ft.
- Difficulty: Easy

### MTS: Wagon Rd Gap to Penny’s Rock

January 2

- Distance: 3.4 Miles
- Elevation Gain: 758 ft.
- Difficulty: 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