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Old 07-14-2010, 04:21 PM
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Black Balsam Knob to Cold Mt (North Carolina)

On July 2, I did a two day out and back on the Art Loeb Trail from Black Balsam Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway west of Asheville NC, north to Cold Mountain (the one in the book and movie) and back. About 16 miles total across two 6,000' elevation balds, the highest ground in the area, with side loops on the return along the parallel Ivestor Trail that pretty much follows the 5,800' contour.

Started the hike at about 9:00am in the public parking area just off the Parkway. A young t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:33 PM
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Thanks For The Memories

Thanks for the great trip report.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:59 AM
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Hope you get back soon, Tonto. The entire area around the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Shining Rock Wil NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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The young man I met in the trailhead parking lot at Black Balsam Knob in 2010, to whom I refer in my NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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