Deep Gap Trail

Through the Looking Glass-or is it the rabbit's hole? (Deep Gap Trail heading south toward Big Tom)

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StarMan

StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 11:47 am - Voted 10/10

Good!

Great composition...
("Walk toward the light")

Theonestar

Theonestar - Aug 10, 2007 12:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Good!

and we did!

BobSmith

BobSmith - Aug 9, 2007 5:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Crest.

I love that section of trail. Last time I hiked it I had a 40-lb pack on my back.

Theonestar

Theonestar - Aug 10, 2007 12:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Crest.

Hard Core Bob! My niece and I ran across a group of about 20 teenagers-all had at least 40lbs on their backs. Looked like a doozie for a few of them!

Theonestar

Theonestar - Oct 11, 2007 11:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Crest.

just redid the whole thing with a pack on my back. I felt like a Paul Simon song "Slip-Slidin Away"!

BobSmith

BobSmith - Oct 12, 2007 4:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Crest.

Cool! Overnighter? If so, where did you camp? Deep Gap? Did you start at Mitchell and walk down to Bolens Creek, or the other way 'round?

Theonestar

Theonestar - Oct 15, 2007 10:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Crest.

we started at Mitchell and camped at Deep Gap. Went back the next day.

Nervous about going from the other way-I did Celo from Woody Ridge...not easy!

BobSmith

BobSmith - Oct 16, 2007 5:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Crest.

I did Woody Ridge, too. What a hike, eh?! It's tougher than coming up from Bolens Creek.

Theonestar

Theonestar - Oct 16, 2007 6:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Crest.

Oh! I thought that (WRT) was the start of Bowlens Creek. Hmm, maybe I will give it a shot going the other way. I enjoyed camping at deep gap.

BobSmith

BobSmith - Oct 17, 2007 5:19 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Crest.

Nope. The Black Mountain Crest Trail makes one long, twelve-mile run from Bolens Creek (aka Bowlens Creek) to Mount Mitchell. The Deep Gap site is roughly half way. The climb from Bolens Creek to Celo Knob is higher than from the Woody Gap trailhead, but not *quite* as steep. It's a real thigh-burner, though!

You haven't done the entire Crest Trail until you've gone all the way down to the Bolens Creek terminus (or up from there).

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