Fall 2011

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MOUNTAIN HIGH HIKERS CALENDAR

Fall 2011

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Hike Ratings:   Distance:     A = up to 3 miles                 Terrain/Footing:  1 = easy

                                          B = 3-6 miles                                                  2 = average

                                          C = 6-8 miles                                                  3 = moderate

                                          D = 8-10 miles                                                4 = strenuous

                                          E = over 10 miles                                           5 = very strenuous

Please contact the Hike Leader for schedule changes, and please review the "Hiking Guidelines" page before the hike.
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  Trails maintained by MHH
 
  Designated Wilderness Area (limit 10 hikers/group in NC, 12 hikers/group in GA)

Oct 04

(D4)

09:00

 The Miller Trek at Brasstown Valley Resort.  This 6.5 mile loop is moderately difficult with an elevation change of 1,400 feet and some rough, rocky footing. Option of lunch at YHC afterwards

Meet at Trailhead parking lot on service road at the resort.                                  Bert Kunze (706) 896-3601

Oct 4th

D4

9:00

Note time change

NC AT Series - Wayah Bald (el. 5,342 ft.) to Tellico gap (el. 3,850 ft.) on the AT.  9.3 miles.  View mountains from Georgia to the Great Smokies from observation tower on Wayah. Shuttle
Meet at Rest Stop on 19/74 west of, Andrews, NC                                              Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281 

Oct 6th

08:00

NC Trail Maintenance Day
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                    Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281

Oct 11

(C4) #

09:00

Jacks Gap to Brasstown Bald on the Jacks Knob and Summit Trail.  This 6 mile round trip hike climbs 1800 feet to the top of Georgias highest peak.

Meet at  Jacks Gap at the base of Brasstown Bald on Hwy 180                          Candy Retter 706-835-1344

Oct 11th

C2

9:00

Yellow Mt. Tr. in Coosa Wildlife Management Area. 7 miles and 800 ft.elevation change. The yellow Mt .Tr. to the top, then the Shope Gap Tr. To Duncan Ridge Rd.. Follow the road to the Mill Shoal Creek Tr., which will take us back to the campground

Meet at  Blairsville Park and Ride                                                                                Harold Dyer 706-745-2224

Oct 13th

08:00

NC Trail Maintenance Day
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                    Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281

Oct. 18

C2

9:00

Two short hikes: AT from Tellico Gap to Wesser Bald and return for a 3 mile loop hike. We will climb the fire tower to get 360 views of fall colors, return to the parking lot and hike the AT south to Rocky Bald for a 3. 4 mile RT hike. Steep ascents on both short hikes but worth it for the great views!

Meet at old Brothers Restaurant near corner of 129 & 64 west of Murphy.       Pam Sullivan  706-374-5281

Oct 18th

E5

9:00

Wayah Bald to Franklin, NC on the Bartram Trail for a 10.8 mi. Start high at 5342 , Wayah Bald old Observation tower with commanding view from the Smokies to Albert Mt. Overall the hike is downhill but with some ups and downs youll get a workout. Conclude just past a waterfall at the trailhead near Franklin

Meet at Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.                                                                  George Owen 706-374-4716

Oct 20th
08:00

Georgia Trail Maintenance Day. 

Bread of Life Restaurant in Young Harris.                                      Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281  

Oct.25

(B2)

09:00

Winding Stair Gap to Rock Gap.  A 3.7 mile (≈2:15 hrs) moderate hike on the AT with optional additional l.4 mile round trip to Big Tree (Wasilik Poplar). 

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                Bob and Linda Kaempfer 828-644-5836   

Oct 25th

C2

9:00

Testnatee Gap to Levelland Mt. On the AT and return. This 7.6 mile hike has spectacular view from Cowrock, Wolf Laurel Top and Levelland Mts.

Meet at  Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180                           George Radcliffe 706-745-8355

Oct 27th

08:00

NC Trail Maintenance Day
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                     Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281

Nov 1

B2

9:00

Benton Mackaye Trail from Hwy. 60 at Wilscot Gap to Skeenah Gap. This 5.3 mile section is constantly going up and down. Many of these short grades are steep.  Shuttle required. (4 hrs). 

Meet at  Park and Ride in Blairsville                                                                        Janice Boland 706-745-2798

Nov 1st

D4#

9:00

Big Frog Mt. Via Big Frog and Wolf Ridge trails Summit  up Big Frog tr (2k el gain) then down the southwest side on Wolf Ridge with beautiful views for a 10 mile hike with short shuttle.

Meet at Piggly Wiggly  in Ducktown                                              Richard Sullivan  706-374-5281

Nov 3rd

08:00

NC Trail Maintenance Day
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                       Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281

Nov 8

B3#

9:00

Blood Mountain via the Byron Herbert Reece Trail and AT.

A 5 mile round trip hike with 1,400 ft. of elevation change. Splendid views from the top.

Meet at Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.                         Candy Retter 706-835-1344

Nov 8th

E3

9:00

Unicoi Gap to Tray Mt. on the AT with return on the Rocky Mt. Tr. A 10 mi. strenuous hike. 2400 ft. elevation gain. Great views from Tray Mt. Paced at 2+ mph.

Meet at Unicoi Gap on Hwy 75 south of Hiawassee.                                               Irene Reiner  706-896-1620

Nov 15

C4

9:00

Dicks Creek Gap south on the AT to Deep Gap Shelter and return for 7.6 miles. ( ≈ 3:30 hrs )

Elevation gain 1,200 feet. Nice scenic viewpoint. 7.5 miles to trailhead 

Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee.               Greg and Virginia Lane 706-745-8058

Nov  15th

D4

9:00

Bob Allison Camp up to Tusquitee Bald then north along the Rim Tr., down the Old Road Gap Tr. to the parking area. 9 strenuous miles.  Short shuttle along Tuni Gap Rd.

Meet at Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                                           John Ray   864-868-2749

Nov 22

D2

9:00

Benton MacKaye Trail from Hwy. 60 across Toonowee Mountain to the suspension bridge and return for 7.2 miles round trip. Elevation change 800 ft. in,  900 ft out.  
Meet at Park and Ride in Blairsville.                                                                              Bert Kunze (706) 896-3601

Nov  22nd

D4

9:00

Benton MacKaye Tr. Hemp Top, Jacks River Tr.s. We will start hiking from Watson Gap, enter the Cohutta Wilderness on the BMT, then use the Hemp Top and Jacks River Tr. To complete a circle and return over a repeat of the BMT to Watson  Gap again . About 8.3 miles

Meet at Home Depot in Blue Ridge.  Earlier meeting place Park and Ride in Blairsville at 8:30
                                                                                                                                       Phyllis Loman 706-896-5540

Nov 29

B3

9:00

Tesnatee Gap to Wolf Laurel Top, in and out for approx. 5 mi. on the A.T.

Meet at intersection of Hwy 128/19 and 180                                                   Bob and Linda Kaempfer 828-644-5836

Nov 29th

C3

9:00

Mooney Gap to Timber Ridge Tr. In Standing Indian. 5 miles on the AT plus 2.5 on Timber Ridge for a total of 7.5 miles. Optional 1.2 miles to Big Laurel Falls. Shuttle required

Meet at Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                                   Mary Patrick  706-379-4170

Dec 1st

09:00

NC Trail Maintenance Day
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                    Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281

Dec.6

A1

9:00

Chatuge Dam.  Easy hike across dam and on the new asphalt extension.  Beautiful view.

Round trip distance about 3 miles.

Meet at Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.                                                                    Ben Kennedy 706-896-2669

Dec 6th

C3

9:00

Fires Creek Rim7.4 miles Total, Up Sassafras Ridge Trail to Rim (easiest way up to rim), 2 miles
 on the Rim passing Signal Bald, a short side trip on the Chunky Gal Trail thrown in for the vista at Tusquitee
 Bald and then back to the Rim Trail and down Far Bald Trail 1.7 miles.  Long gravel FS road up to trailhead
Meet at Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                        Richard Sullivan  706-374-5281

Dec 13

B3

9:00

Kimsey Creek Trail in Standing Indian area. Hike beside a beautiful stream for about 5 miles in and out.

Meet at Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.                                                              Barbara Hardee 828-389-2359

Dec 13th

C3

9:00

Benton MacKaye Trail from Bushy Head Gap west of Blue Ridge, in and out for 7.6 miles.  A moderate hike with 1000 elevation change.

Meet at Park and Ride in Blairsville                                                                 George Owen 706-374-4716

Dec 15th
09:00

Georgia Trail Maintenance Day. 

Bread of Life Restaurant in Young Harris.                                   Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281     

Dec 15th
6:00 PM

Covered Dish Supper / Christmas Party / Elections / Business Meeting at Sharp Memorial Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Club will supply a Turkey and Ham.Bring a covered dish for 8. 
For info call
:Candy Retter 706-835-1344  or   candy.retter@gmail.com

Dec 20

C2

9:00

Gooch Gap to to Justus Creek or thereabouts. About 6 miles round trip. We may take the old
A.T. part of the way going in and check out the Gooch Mountain shelter on the way back.
Meet at Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.  or Woody Gap 9:30                Nancy Shofner 404-881-6346

Dec 20th

D4

9:00

Gahuti Backcountry tr. In Fort Mt. State Park. An 8.2 mile mod to strenuous with good views.

State Park pass or current parking fee.

Meet at Park and Ride in Blairsville  OR Marathon station 515/60 in Blue Ridge at 9:20       Ginny Smith  706-374-1553     

Dec 22nd

09:00

NC Trail Maintenance Day
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                      Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281

Dec 27

B4

9:00

Wayah Gap to Siler Bald on the AT. The trail climbs 1,000 feet in l.9 miles, but the view from the top is well worth the effort. A 3.8 mile round trip hike.

Meet at Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.                                                                   John Quinlan 706-896-2430

Dec 27th

D3

9:00

Hogpen Gap on the Richard Russell Hwy. To Low Gap Shelter and return.  A mod.  8.4 mi. hike on the AT.

Meet at Choestoe Baptist Church on Hwy 180.                                                      Mary Patrick  706-379-4170

Dec 29th

09:00

GA Trail Maintenance Day
Bread of Life Restaurant in Young Harris.                                                     Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281


       In order to accommodate different hiking levels, we might do timed-in-and-out hikes.
Revised 10/29/
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