Art Loeb changed to 9.1 mile moderate/difficult


Meet at Brevard Rd Ingles,  Second meet at Pisgah Forest Pizza Hut / Bi-Lo

Carpool to Avery Creek forest road parking area and trailhead.

From trailhead, 3.2mi N on Avery Creek trail to Club Gap, 1.5mi S on Buckwheat Knob trail up and over Buckwheat Knob to Bennett Gap, 2.9mi S & E on Bennett Gap trail with excellent views of Looking Glass Rock, approximately 1.5 mi NW on Avery Creek forest road returning to trailhead.  Moderate to difficult.

Weather policy: If the forecast looks poor 24 hours ahead of the meetup time, all on the rsvp and waitlists will be emailed that the hike will be cancelled or that an alternate hike is planned.

Bring flashlight, lunch, water and clothing to suit the weather.

Meetup at Ingles and form carpools.  Leave Ingles for trailhead at 9:10.  If you live south of Asheville you can meet us at the Pizza Hut next to the Pisgah Forest BiLO around 10:00, let us know when you rsvp.




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  • Marilynn

    Perfect weather & Super Hike - with amazing view of Looking Glass Rock! Thank you much Bill, Craig & all Happy Hikers!

    April 8, 2013

  • Steve L.

    What a fine day it was. Already look forward to the next one. Peace, steve

    April 7, 2013

  • Jonna

    Hi everyone - thought I'd let you know the photos I took are posted under Craig's hike. Enjoyed meeting all of you!

    April 7, 2013

  • Allen

    I thought it was great!! Thanks Bill / Craig

    April 7, 2013

  • craig de c.

    PARKING SUGGESTION: If you are meeting at BiLo/Pizza Hut at intersection of 276/280/64 I think it best to park in the BiLo parking lot overlooking Pizaa Hut instead of in the Pizza Hut parking lot...more spaces. I will be at the BiLo parking lot, silver Toyota Highlander with AGH sticker on rear window.

    April 5, 2013

  • Steve L.

    This is now a completely different We moved from Shining Rock Wilderness area to Pisgah Forest?

    April 5, 2013

    • Steve L.

      10-4. I will plan on meeting you at the Pizza Hut around 10:00.

      April 5, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Will we have any sketch time?

    April 5, 2013

  • Julie

    Bill, can you tell me if either of these parking areas are where I can meet you at?

    From Asheville

    Take the Blue Ridge Parkway South past Mount Pisgah, US Hwy. 276, and Graveyard Fields. Just past milepost 420, look for the road to Black Balsam (FS 816) on the right. It's about 0.8 miles on this (semi) paved road to the first parking area at the gap (Art Loeb/Mountains to Sea Trail crossing), and another 1/2 mile to the parking area at the end of the road (the Ivestor Gap trailhead).

    April 5, 2013

  • Ginger

    Hey Bill, what's the surface of the "old logging road"? I'm considering bringing along a pair of non-hikers and changing mid-way, especially if I'm in the group that does the logging road first.

    April 1, 2013

  • Joanna

    I have to work that evening, so I'll have to miss the hike.

    March 31, 2013

  • Forest D.

    March 18, 2013

  • Forest D.

    December 11, 2012

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