Only 57 minutes from where the MTS trail crosses over the Blue Ridge Parkway. Wasted a bit of time trying to find the best place to start the bushwhack and then realized someone had marked it in a few places with plastic strip tape. Not so much fun for views as the route finding experience. The initial scamper up from the Blue Ridge on the MTS is steep though.
The first time we missed the start of the bushwhack to the summit in the rain. It's not too bad a bushwhack if you can locate the marker on the trail. There was only one patch of cane on the bushwhack. Lucky us.
Have passed by many times on MTS. Finally got to do the short bushwack to the true top. Some meadows along the way if I remember correctly.
Bushwhacked from the Mountains to Sea Trail from the northeastern side of the mountain. I was a little concerned about this bushwhack but found it to be fairly easy. The view from the location where you begin the bushwhack is incredible.
Nasty bushwhack. Had to literally pry the spruce pines apart to make headway in some parts.
This is a nice gentle hike until the miserable bushwhack at the end.