MOUNTAIN HIGH HIKERS CALENDAR

Summer  2010          

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)

July 06

(B2) #

09:00

Deep Gap (4,341 ft) to the top of Standing Indian Mountain (5,498 ft.) on the A .T. in N.C.

 This is a 5 mile round trip hike (3.5 hours) in the Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area:  Carpool $5

Ingles Parking Lot in Hayesville.

Ingles to Deep Gap = 24.5 miles (18 mi Hwy 64, 6.5 mi FSR71)                        Sue Sorice 706-745-1225

July 06

(C3 )

08:00

Benton MacKaye Trail from Hwy. 60 across Toonowee Mountain to the suspension bridge and return for 7.2 miles ( ≈3:40 hrs) round trip.  Elevation change 800 ft. in, 900 ft out.  Approx. 25  mi. to trailhead. Carpool amount $5.00

Park and Ride in Blairsville.                                                            Janice and Glen Boland   706-745-2798

July 7-10

 

APPALACHIAN TRAIL BACKPACKING TRIP!!
Three nights/four days  ~  40 Miles
 Dicks Creek Gap, GA (US 76, east of Hiawassee) to Winding Stair Gap, NC (US 64, between Hayesville and Franklin)
 For more information contact:
Bob Stone - 706-745-5943, ac.stone@gmail.com
Jim Morgan - jpmorgan42@mac.com
Jacob Dorn -  dorn56@bellsouth.net

July 8

08:00

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

July 13

(B2)

09:00

Emery Creek Falls.    5 miles in and out, 3 hours.  A delightful walk in the Cohuttas which ends in a pair of waterfalls:  The first is 40-50 ft high, the second is about 25 ft high.  The walk is along Emery Creek and involves about 12 stream crossings, so bring poles – should be nice and cool down by the creek.  Optional meal out in Ellijay.  55 miles to trailhead .Carpool $8                                         

Meet at the Marathon Gas Station in Blue Ridge at Hwy 60/515.                     Pam Sullivan 706-374-5281  

July 13

(E3 ) #

08:00

Woody Gap to Lake Winfield Scott via the AT and either the Jarrard Gap Trail for 6.8 miles or the

Slaughter Creek Trail for 10 miles (≈ 4:30 hrs).  Shuttle required.  Carpool amount $5.00 ($ 5 FS fee or $2.50 with Senior Pass at Lake Winfield Scott).  Paced hike at 2+ mph.  Approx. 15 mi. to trailhead.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.                                            Joyce Woodward  706-745-5188

July 15

08:00

Georgia Trail Maintenance Day. 

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

July 16

Tubing / hiking at Deep Creek NC:  A new spot for tubing, with a hike 1st in the morning while we wait for it to warm up. Dine out afterward.
For info call: Pam Sullivan 706-374-5281  or pams11@tds.net

July 20

(B3) #

09:00

Blood Mountain via the Byron Herbert Reece Trail and AT. A  5 mile round trip hike (≈ 3:30 hrs)

with 1,400 ft. climb in 2.5 mi., then descend. Splendid views from the top.

Byron Herbert Reese parking area                                                                      Bert Kunze 706-896-3601

July 20

(D2 )

08:00

Warwomen Dell to Sandy Ford Rd. near Clayton on the Bartram Tr. Trail is constantly undulating with several steep grades and many moderate ones. .This direction  for the hike is a bit easier for summer hiking .  A 9.4 mile hike. Approx. 35 mi. to trailhead. Car pool $5

Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee    Mary Patrick 706-379-4170                      

July 22

08:00

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

July 27

(B2)

09:00

Park Creek Trail with crossover to Park Ridge Trail in Standing Indian area in N.C.  5 miles with some

stream crossings  (5 hrs ).  One moderate climb.  A  favorite spring hike because of beautiful wildflower display. Approx. 25 mi. to trailhead.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.  $3 carpool.                                                Nancy Shofner  404-881-6346 

July 27

(D4 ) #

08:00

 Cohuttas/Conasauga River hike.  We will hike down the Chestnut Lead Trail (1.8 miles) to the Conasauga River and follow the trail downstream 2.2 miles for a riverside lunch and return.  Many tricky rocks and 38 water crossings - bring poles and wear hiking boots.  Total 10.2 miles.  Carpool $5

Park and Ride in Blairsville, or at the Food Lion in East Ellijay at 08:30

18 miles to trailhead                                                                                              Doug Haas  404-213-4958   

Aug 03

(B2) vv #

09:00

Arkaquah Trail from Brasstown Bald parking lot.  An easy in and out hike of about 3 miles (2 hrs).

Spectacular views.  Some rough  footing.  Carpool $2

Jacks Gap at base of Brasstown Bald on Hwy. 180.     

Dist to trailhead 1 mile one way                                                                         Jacob Dorn 1-828-835-7815

Aug 03

(C3 )

08:00

Green Mt Loop and Long Branch Trails in Fannin County south of Blue Ridge.  Easy to moderate 6 miles.  Carpool amount is $5.00. Approx. 25 mi. to trailhead.

Park and Ride in Blairsville.                                                                                 Jack Dugger 706-781-3377

Aug 5

08:00

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

Aug 10

(C3)

09:00

Benton MacKaye Trail from Hwy. 60 across Toonowee Mountain to the suspension bridge and return for 7.2 miles ( ≈3:40 hrs) round trip.  Elevation change 800 ft. in, 900 ft out.  Carpool amount $5.00

Park and Ride in Blairsville. 25  miles to trailhead                                              Wes Clonts 706-769-3234

Aug 10

(D5 )

08:00

Chestnut Mountain Loop at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, TN.  We will add another loop of the 

Tanasi Trails to make it a moderate 8 mile hike with beautiful vistas into the Gorge.  Carpool amount $5.00. Approx. 30 mi. to trailhead.

SE corner of Hwy. 64 and 19/129 in NC                                                              Jim Morgan 828-835-9053      

Aug 12

08:00

NC Trail Maintenance Day
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville             **** PHOTO'S****                  Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281

Aug 13
10 am

Ducky trip on the Nantahala River:  We will take the more adventurous MHHers on one or two-person inflatable rafts on the beautiful Nantahala River.  For more info click here.  Duckies rent for $29 for singles and $48 for double duckies.

Aug 17

(A2) vv

09:00

Brasstown Resort Blue Trail.  This is a pleasant 2.6 mile hike with option

to have lunch at the Brasstown Valley Resort afterwards.

Meet at upper parking lot at the Resort.                                               Joyce and Gene Hall  706-781-9816           

Aug 17

(C2 ) vv #

08:00

Wagon Train Tr.  From Brasstown Bald parking lot to Young Harris College. This is a 6.5 mile hike, but it is all down hill. Shuttle or key exchange required. Carpool $2

Sharp Mem Methodist Church  then 14 miles to trailhead.                               Phyllis Loman 706-896-5540

Aug 18-21

 

APPALACHIAN TRAIL BACKPACKING TRIP!!
Three nights/four days  ~  42 Miles
 We will do another section of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  We will leave from Newfound Gap in the park and end at Fontana Dam on August 21st.
 For more information contact:
Bob Stone - 706-745-5943    ac.stone@gmail.com
Jim Morgan - 828-835-9053   jpmorgan42@mac.com

Aug 19

08:00

Georgia Trail Maintenance Day. 

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

Aug 24

(B2)

09:00

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).  Carpool $3. Approx. 30 mi. to trailhead.

Park and Ride in Blairsville                **** PHOTO'S****                               Virginia and Greg Lane 706-745-8058

Aug 24

(D3 ) #

08:00

Unicoi  Gap to Chattahoochee Gap and return on the AT : This hike is 8.8 miles ( 5 hrs) with some rough rocky footing; Take a trip off the trail to visit the spring where the Chattahoochee river starts. Side trip to Blue Mt. Shelter. 

 Unicoi Gap on Hwy 75 south of Hiawassee                                                  Frances Maney 706-896-9016

Aug 31

(A1)

09:00

Dukes Creek Falls on the Richard Russell Scenic Highway.  Hike 2.2 miles round trip

to the 250 ft. cascading falls.  Elevation change is 360 feet. Approx.15 mi. to trailhead.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.                                           Ben Kennedy  706-896-2669              

Aug 31

(C2 ) #

08:00

Benton MacKaye, Hemp Top, Jacks River trails.  We will start hiking from Watson Gap, enter the Cohutta Wilderness on the BMT, then use the Hemp Top and Jack’s River trails to complete a circle and return over a 2.6 repeat of the BMT to Watson Gap again.  About 8.3 miles (4:15 hrs).  Carpool $5.00  Approx. 20 mi. to trailhead.

Home Depot parking lot in Blue Ridge, GA.  Earlier meet at Park & Ride in Blairsville at 7:30.  

                                                                                                          Glen and Janice Boland 706-745-2798

Sept 2

08:00

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

Sept 07

(B2) vv #

09:00

 Raven Cliffs Trail.  A scenic 5 mile round trip hike along a cascading mountain stream to towering

cliffs with two waterfalls (≈ 3:30 hrs).  Some difficult footing due to erosion.  Carpool amount $3.00

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy. 180.

Carpool info:  24 mile r/t to trailhead from Choestoe                                        Pam Sullivan  706-374-5281

Sept 07

(D2 )

08:00

Eagle Mountain near Hiawassee.  9 mile loop with some steep climbing 1900ft elevation gain up to an elevation of 4240 .   Come climb the mountain that along with Bell Mountain dominates the skyline from Hiawassee and Hayesville. Up close views of Bell Mountain, great views of Lake Chatuge. Carpool $2.00  

Meet at lower parking lot at Dill’s in Hiawassee                                             Don Chesebro    706-896-1442

Sept 9

08:00

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

Sept 10

MHH Quarterly Meeting / Picnic at Ocoee Whitewater Center, TN:  Bring a picnic dish to serve 8.  There will be hiking in the morning with a membership meeting to follow.  River recreation and swimming hole available.    
For info call: Pam Sullivan 706-374-5281  or pams11@tds.net

Sep 14

(B4)

09:00

Benton MacKaye Trail from Highway 60 across Licklog Mountain to Skeenah Gap.  A 5.5 mile

(≈4 hrs) hike with 1,800 foot elevation change in first 3.2 miles.  Short shuttle required. Approx. 25 mi. to trailhead.

Park and Ride in Blairsville.                                                                                   Janet Faist 706-7812634

Sept 14

(C2 ) #

08:00

Woody Gap to Old Gooch Gap Shelter on the AT.  7.8 miles round trip. A moderate hike with

two nice viewpoints.  Forest Service parking pass or $2.  Carpool amount $5.00. Approx. 15 mi. to trailhead.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180                                         Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281

Sept 16

08:00

Georgia Trail Maintenance Day. 

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

Sep 21

(C4)

09:00

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.   Approx. 10 mi. to trailhead.

Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee.                                  Bert Kunze 706-896-3601

Sept 21

(E5 )

08:00

NC Bartram Trail from US 19 near Wesser, NC to Cheoah Bald. 10.2 miles (≈6 hrs) in and out hike, 3,100 feet of elevation change. Many River crossings. Awesome view from top. Paced hike at 2+ mph.  Approx. 15 mi. To trailhead.

Wal-mart parking lot in Murphy                                                                            Kathleen Nolte   828-361-9584

Sept 23

08:00

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

Sep 28

(B2)

09:00

Coosa Backcountry Trail from Wolf Creek Road to Burnett Gap.

This is an easy to moderate 4.6 mile (3.5 hrs ) round trip. Approx. 5 mi. to trailhead.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180.                    Barbara & Roland Hardee 1-828-389-2359  

Sept 28

(C4 ) vv

08:00

Chunky Gal from the AT to Glade Gap. 7 miles strenuous hiking starting From Deep Gap in N.C. we will hike on the old AT to the start of Chunky Gal and then down to Glade Gap. Shuttle. Approx. 25 mi. to trailhead. 

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                           Frances Maney 706-896-9016

Sept 29

 

Benton Mackaye BACKPACKING TRIP!!

Two night, 3 day…28 mile backpacking trip on the Benton MacKaye Trail starting at Springer Mountain and ending at Wilscot Gap.  For information contact Virginia Lane 706-745-8058  gregorylane@windstream.net

For those who want a longer trip contact Bob Stone.  706-745-5943  ac.stone@gmail.com


        In order to accommodate different hiking levels, we might do “timed-in-and-out” hikes.
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