MOUNTAIN HIGH HIKERS CALENDAR

Summer  2013

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DRIVER WHEN CARPOOLING

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.
vv  Trails maintained by MHH
 
##  Designated Wilderness Area (limit 10 hikers/group in NC, 12 hikers/group in GA)


July 2

(C3)
9:00 AM

 

New hike! Long Creek Falls in the Three Forks Area of the A.T. From the falls, we will continue up the AT to an old cemetery (Hickory Flats) and hike until we hit approx. 3 (or longer, or shorter depending on the heat of the day) miles, making a round trip of 6 miles. This is a gorgeous drive and hike deep in the forest of Fannin County.

Park & Ride in Blairsville                                                             Nancy Shofner   706-745-1657

July 2

(D4)
8:00 AM

 

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
Home Depot parking lot in Blue Ridge, GA.                                      
Ginny Smith  706-374-1553

July 9

(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.  Some difficult footing due to erosion.
Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot                                               Candy Retter  706-835-1344

July 9

(D4)
8:00 AM

Dicks Creek Gap south on the AT to Addis Gap and return by way of Deep Gap Shelter for 9 miles. 
Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee.                   Jerry Carnes   706-896-4690

July 11th
8:00

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

July 16
(B3)
09:00

Bartram Trail from Warwoman Dell (3 miles east of Clayton) to the viewing platform at Martin Creek Falls. This scenic (4 mile) round trip also passes by Becky Creek  Falls.
Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee.                  Brian Blue 
706-994-7629

July 16

(D4)
8:00 AM

Jacks Knob Trail at Jacks Gap to Brasstown Bald parking lot. 1,800 ft climb, Then  In and out hike on Wagon Train Trail. Then hike to Brasstown Bald and down Jacks Knob to cars for a total of approx. 9 miles.
Jacks Gap at base of Brasstown Bald on Hwy 180.                           Tish Lasley  706-379-3960

July 18th
8:00

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

July 23

(A2) vv

09:00

High Shoals Falls A 2.5 mile round trip hike to view two beautiful waterfalls.  This hike is short but has some climbing and descending.
Macedonia Baptist Church parking lot east of Hiawassee                    Janet Faist 
706-781-2634

July 23

(E4)
8:00 AM

Standing Indian Area.  Rock Gap to Albert Mountain on the AT. 12 mile ,in and out hike.  Some of the best views in Standing Indian area at the fire tower.  Lunch on the summit. 
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.                                                 Frances Maney     706-896-9016

July 30

(C3)

09:00

Rock Gap on the AT going south to the new shelter and back for a 6 mile moderate hike.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville
                                                     
Cathie Stallings     
706-835-1639

July  30

(D3)##
8:00 AM

Standing Indian Area.  Timber Ridge Trail to AT to Beech Gap Trail.  This moderate 8.3 mile loop hike is a club favorite.
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville
                                                                   Irene Reiner   706-896-1620

Aug 1st
8:00

Georgia Trail Maintenance Day. 
Grassy Miller Trek Parking area at the resort                                 Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281     

Aug 6

(B1) 

09:00

Benton Falls, Red Leaf, Arbutus, Azalea, Clear Creek Trails in the Chilhowee Recreation Area in east Tennessee. 4.8 mile easy trail.  Fee area or bring pass. 
Piggly Wiggly in Ducktown                                           Steve and Nancy Dennison 
706-253-3938

Aug 6

(E3)
8:00 AM

Betsy Creek Gap to Beech Gap in the Standing Indian Area. 10.2 miles total. At
Mooney Gap go southbound on the AT for 7.8 miles to Beech Gap, then down 2.4 miles on the Beech Gap Trail. Short shuttle required. 
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.                                                        Mary Patrick  706-379-4170

Aug 8th
8:00

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

Aug 13

(B3)

09:00

Wayah Gap to Siler Bald on the AT. The trail climbs 1,000 feet in l.9 miles, but the 360 degree view from top is well worth the effort. A 3.8 mile round trip hike. (≈ 3:00 hrs). Club favorite
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.
                                         Barbara and Roland Hardee  828-389-2359

Aug 13

(D3)
8:00 AM

Green Mountain Trail in Fannin County10 mile in and out hike with moderate elevation gain. Includes the Green Mountain Trail for 7 miles and the connector to Long Branch Loop for an additional 3 miles

Food Lion in Blue Ridge                                                      Michael O’Brien  706-745-6260

Aug 15th
8:00

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

Aug 20

(B3) ##

09:00

Deep Gap (4,341 ft) to the top of Standing Indian Mountain (5,498 ft.) on the AT, 1157 ft. elevation gain.  This is a moderately steep 5 mile round trip hike in the Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area. Usually cooler in summer
Ingles Parking Lot in Hayesville.                                          Candy Retter  
706-835-1344

Aug 20

(E4)
8:00 AM

Standing Indian Area:  Kimsey Creek Trail to Deep Gap, north on AT to Standing Indian Summit, return on Lower Ridge Trail.  12 miles.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.                                               Jerry Carnes  706-896-4690

Aug 22nd
8:00

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

Aug 27

(C3)

09:00

Lake Winfield Scott  to Slaughter Creek Trail to Blood Mountain for approx. 6 miles of moderately difficult terrain. Steep sections but worth it for the view! Fee area
Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot on Hwy 180. 
                                            Pam Sullivan  706-374-5281

Aug 27

(D3)
8:00 AM

Wayah Crest to Wayah Bald on the AT.  Trail climbs from 4,188 ft. at Crest to 5,342 ft. at observation tower with some ups and downs in between.  8.4 miles round trip.

Ingles parking lot in Hayesville                                                      Irene Reiner  706-896-1620

Sept 3

(C1)

09:00

Old Copper Road Trail along the Ocoee River in TN. This is an easy 4.8 mile round trip hike that begins at the Ocoee Whitewater Center. Add on an additional 2mi. RT on the Rhododendron Trail for 6.8 mi.
Piggly Wiggly in Ducktown                                       Nancy and Steve Dennison   706-253-3938

Sept 3

(C3)##
8:00 AM

Deep Gap south on old and new AT. See aircraft crash site and Raven rock Cliffs. This is a moderate round trip hike of 7 miles.

Ingles in Hayesville                                                                    George Owen  706-897-3366 C

Sept 5th
8:00

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

Sep 10

(C3) ##

09:00

Tesnatee Gap to Wolf Laurel Top on the AT and return.  This 5.4 mile hike has spectacular views from Cowrock, Wolf Laurel Top and Levelland Mountains
Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot                                  Virginia and Greg Lane 
706-745-8058

Sept 10
(
D3)

8:15 AM

 

Woody Gap to Slaughter Gap on the AT, then down the Slaughter Creek Trail to Lake Winfield Scott.  10.6 miles.

Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot.    Hike leader will meet at the Lake Winfield Scott
                                                                                                     Doug Haas  770-410-1738

Sept. 17

(B2) vv

09:00

 Two scenic waterfalls.  Desoto Falls: round trip distance is 1.9 miles. Helton Creek Falls: side trip down FS road for a short hike, then relax by beautiful, cool waterfalls.  1.5 miles.
Choestoe Baptist Church parking lot                                                  Joe Boone 
706-835-2269

Sept 17

(E4)
8:00 AM

Standing Indian Area. Pickens Nose (elevation 5000 ft). 10.4 mile in and out hike, 1200 ft. elevation gain. Up Bearpen Trail. Right on the AT to Mooney Gap.  Then left on FS Road 83 to Pickens Nose Trail for some outstanding views. Paced hike at 2+ mph.
Ingles parking lot in Hayesville.                                                           Jay Noe  208-859-0793

Sept 23rd
9:00 AM

Covered Dish Picnic / Business Meeting at Ocoee Whitewater Center
Bring a covered dish for 8. We will have a hike leaving at 9am, picnic lunch to follow hike
For info call : Candy Retter 706-835-1344  or   candy.retter@gmail.com

Sep 24

(B3) vv

09:00 ##

Arkaquah Trail from Brasstown Bald parking lot down to the petroglyphs.  This is a moderate hike of about 5.5 miles, mostly downhill. Spectacular views.  See the petroglyphs at the end. Some rough footing.  Shuttle
Blairsville Park and Ride
                                              Martha and Dayton Miller  706-835-1755

Sept 24

(E4) vv
8:00 AM

Brasstown Bald Challenge:  Up the Arkaquah Trail from Trackrock Gap to Brasstown Bald parking lot and down the Wagon Train Trail to Young Harris College.

12.2 miles.
Sharp Memorial Church Young Harris                                              Jerry Carnes 
706-896-4690

Sept 26th
8:00

Georgia Trail Maintenance Day. 
 
FS Work Center on Hwy 76 5 miles east of Blairsville               Richard Sullivan 706-374-5281     

In order to accommodate different hiking levels, we might do “timed-in-and-out” hikes.
Revised 4/
28/13