Thursday, July 22, 2010

BRP Ranger Hike: Black Balsam Knob

Blue Ridge Parkway rangers will be leading a moderate, one-mile hike along the Art Loeb Trail to the summit of Black Balsam Knob in the Pisgah National Forest tomorrow. The hike begins at 10 a.m. and will climb to an elevation of 6,214 feet.

The guided, one to two-hour roundtrip hike through alpine-like terrain will begin approximately 0.8 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Forest Service Road 816, roughly a mile south of Graveyard Fields near Milepost 420.

Hikers should bring water, wear good hiking shoes, and be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather. For additional information, call 828-298-5330, ext. 304.


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