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Bald Creek Rd

Page Type: Route

Location: North Carolina, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.64740°N / 82.8899°W

Object Title: Bald Creek Rd

Route Type: hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: walk-up

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Page By: e-doc

Created/Edited: Feb 6, 2006 / Sep 13, 2007

Object ID: 168468

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Approach

From Bald Creek Rd, south of the bald, take exit 24 (NC 206) on I-40. Go north on NC 206, take R onto Upper Crabtree Rd, and a L onto Bald Creek Rd.Go 3.2 miles to the turnout past Indian Branch. Unfortunately the land, like much in the NC mountains, has been sold to a Florida developer and is being developed. Future access via this route is uncertain. When I hiked this route in March 2007, the heavy eqipment on the mountain was impressive. It was dark by my arrival to Crab Orchard Fields. It began raining atop Sandymush. A GPS is recommended if climbing in the rain after dark.

Route Description

The trail from Bald Creek follows a logging road to Crab Orchard Fields, which sits on the ridgeline between Crabtree Bald (5340 ft) and Sandymush Bald. The logging road is being greatly improved to Crab Orchard Fields A primitive road then follows the ridgeline or around the small peaks NW to Sandymush Bald. There are a maze of logging roads on this mountain.

Red tape

As this hike access is on private land permission should be obtained from somebody. (see above)

Essential Gear

USGS 7.5 Quads Fines Creek and Sandymush

Images

Sandymush Bald