9990Re: Loop hike info?
- Aug 6, 2005Thanks for all this info Bill, Michael and Marta. From these three
replies i flle confidant we can find our way. I like the idea of
making it a 24 miler and no road walking. Do I have it right.
Park at the backcountry information sign just past the Standing
Indian Campground interance. From here hike through the Standing
Indian Campground and hit the Kimsey Creek trail. Follow this trail
aproximatly 4 miles and hang a left on the AT at Deep Gap (this is a
shelter as well?) Hike aproximatly 18 miles north on the AT (not
literally north)untilll it crosses Long Branch Trail. Take the left
and it is about a 2 mile hike back to the car.
Question. I believe it does but does this section include (from
Rick site) "A 750 foot climb up Standing Indian was a pleasant
morning stroll. The trails were very well made and the climb not
particularly difficult. We were told that the view from the top of
the mountain is the best in all of SW North Carolina. We enjoyed
it. Perhaps we could have enjoyed it more." and Mt Albert?
Again thanks for all the replies. It was very helpful.
--- In email@example.com, "Michael B. Carter"
> The loop hike that I usually do in Standing Indian is to park atthe
> backcountry information sign (free parking here) across from LongBranch
> Trail. To get there, take follow the sings like you are going toStanding
> Indian Campground, but don't take the right turn into thecampground
> itself. Drive on shortly past the right turn into StandingIndian
> Campground , and you will see the backcountry information sign onthe
> right. You can then hike through the campground area to KimseyCreek
> trail. Follow it about 4 miles to Deep Gap, where you will takethe AT to
> the left. This is southerly in direction but heading north an theAT. To
> exit out, take the Long Branch Trail about 2 miles directly backto the
> car. Almost no road hiking this way. The total loop is a littleover 24
> miles. You can continue on to Rock Gap, and hike back by the roadif you
> prefer more distance.know...
> At 02:18 PM 8/6/05 +0000, you wrote:
> >John if you happen to be reading this or anybed else who may
> >Rick would be the guy to ask but he is out hicking and may not
> >return in time to ask. I found a little info here but not enough
> >head out and know exactly which trials are which to make it a loopimrisk.com/albertmountain/albertmountain.htm
> >I will be in one vehicle so we will park at either Standing Indian
> >campground or Rock Gap parking lot and road walk the mile or so
> >between where the trials start/end. best I can tell it is a
> >aproximatly 30 miles. They started at Standing Indian and hiked
> >couterclockwise to come out at Rock Gap. Anybody hiked in this
> >and know the trail names etc I would need to know. We leave aweek
> >from tomorrow after church so we wont have a lot of time to hikeat
> >Sunday evening. I need to return home Tuesday night so I can be
> >work the following Wed morning. this hike looks like it willbearly
> >fit into my time window with no time to waste piddling (about a 4on the web.
> >hour drive) either on the road or while hiking.
> >Coy Boy
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