Aug 13, 2013 · 9:30 AM
Let's meet at the Bi Lo at 64/280/276 and go up to the Parkway/215 and hike on the Flat Laurel Creek trail, then up Little Sam Knob trail, then back down on the Mountains-to-the-Sea trail with a stop at Devil's Courthouse along the way. The trail is moderate (some up and down, but I consider it gentle) with beautiful streams, small waterfalls, and a variety of plants. Expect some mud! Hoping the blackberries are ripe - there are lots up there. We'll take a fairly relaxed pace, allowing for photos, stopping for lunch, picking berries, and of course taking in the spectacular view when we cut over to Devil's Courthouse from the MST. We should be back to the Bi Lo between 3 and 4 p.m., but please be flexible!
We'll walk about a mile down 215 to get back to the cars. Parking is very limited at the trailhead, so we'll carpool from the Bi Lo. Asheville folks, feel free to organize a carpool from there and communicate on this page. Don't forget to contribute gas money to drivers. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please park on the far side next to the Pizza Hut. I have a blue Subaru.
My cell is[masked] if you need to reach me the day of...thanks!