Big Cataloochee from Pin Oak Gap Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2007
Jen & I hiked Big Cataloochee via the Mt. Steriling Ridge > Balsam Mountain Trails. We parked at Pin Oak Gap located on on the unpaved Balsam Mountain Road, which goes from Heintooga Ridge Road to Cherokee. At 4.1 miles it meets the Mt. Sterling Ridge Trail, where the hiker may access Big Cataloochee. Steep hike>>views limited>> bushwhack at summit was very challenging>>summit difficult, but not impossible to find>>TAKE A MAP & COMPASS!!!