From the Black Balsam Access of the Blue Ridge Parkway (Milepost 420.2), a vast trail network fans out exposing you to some of the most exposed hiking in the Southeast. Take a short, but grueling spur up to the Art Loeb Trail and
enjoy 360-degree views from Tennent Mountain and Black Balsam, pick up the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and head either west to the Middle Prong Wilderness (isolated and peaceful) or east to Graveyard Fields (waterfalls), or take the Ivestor Gap Trail about 4 miles into the 18,500-acre Shining Rock Wilderness, where you can scramble atop white quartzite outcrops, then continue on to the famous Cold Mountain. Big advantage: because you start at 5,840 feet, there’s not a lot of climbing.
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These moderately priced insoles are a great upgrade for any hiking shoe.
I wear my Arizona’s ALL the time. I can’t wait to get a new color this Spring!
The SS127 is the best paddling, purpose-built fishing kayak on the market. The secondary stability is amazing, the glide and efficiency are best in class and all the tackle management features are in the most logical place.
This is such a good value. A lightweight 1 person tent for a great price. I like it for solo missions to fish or for section hikes on the AT. With social distancing a thing, bringing your own tent on a trip with buddies makes a lot of sense.