June Hiking Meet-Up: Linville Gorge

Meet Up 623

What: Hiking Meet Up

When: Friday, June 23 2017 @ 8:00 a.m. sharp.

Where: Hawksbill Mountain, Table Rock Mountain, Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

Directions: (From Spartanburg area) U.S. Highway 221 north to the Linville Falls area, then Highway 183 to Highway 181. Drive south three miles on Highway 181 to Gingercake Road (the second intersection with Gingercake Rd). It’s about four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway intersection with Highway 181. One half mile down Gingercake Rd, stay left (follow Table Rock sign) on road 1264. The pavement ends in a mile. Continue about 2.8 miles to the Hawksbill parking area on left. Trail starts on right side of road (look for the trail sign there).

Please consider car-pooling. I’ll be leaving from the Spartanburg area if anyone would like to car-pool. Contact information below.

We will all meet at the trail head to Hawksbill at 8:00 am sharp. (Sorry, but I won’t wait on anyone.) 

Description: First we’ll hike the 1.5 mile roundtrip hike to Hawksbill Mountain. Be prepared for some climbing towards the end. Also, Hawksbill has powerful updrafts – STAY AWAY FROM THE EDGE. After taking in the amazing views, we’ll drive down the road a a few miles to the Table Rock Mountain trailhead and hike the 2.2 mile roundtrip trail to its summit. This trail is a bit more strenuous than Hawksbill, but still very doable for most hikers.

We can have lunch here, explore, take pics, etc. As always, stay away from the edge.

Need To Know: This meet up is ONLY for those who’ve indicated they’re going.

This is a “first come, first serve” meet up.

Pets are allowed, but must be leashed at ALL times in accordance with wilderness regulations.

You ares responsible for bringing your own food and water. Be sure to pack enough.

You assume responsibility for your own safety and well-being on the hike. Be safe!

Much of the hike is across exposed, rocky mountaintops. If the sun is shining, sunscreen should be considered.

The weather in Linville Gorge will be cooler and can change suddenly. Pack accordingly.

Message or call me with any questions: @carolinatrekker (Instagram) or 864-921-2769 (prefer texts).

This will be a great time! See you there!



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