Route Climbed: From Massie Gap Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2007
Was going to do Mount Rogers, but we (my friend and I) got there late and a thunderstorm was rolling in. We wanted to do some hiking, so we did Haw Orchard instead. It was great. Went back up the next morning with my wife. Camped overnight. It was a great stay.
Took the trail up from Massie Gap. My little 4 year old boy made it no problem. I tell you what it won't be long and I'll be the one slowing him up:) Beautiful views all around especially across to Wilburn Ridge and Mt. Rogers. A big hit with the family!
Route Climbed: Big Pinnacle Trail Date Climbed: December 7, 2003
I climb Haw Orchard every December when I go to Sparta NC to cut a xmas tree. And almost every year it is either snowing, or has just snowed. This winter was the best snowfall I've ever encountered in Grayson Highlands--about a foot had just fallen.