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RE: [hiking-441] New Meetup: Green River Cove Trail

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:24 PM
please rsvp me for this hike thanks
 

From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: [hiking-441] New Meetup: Green River Cove Trail
Date: Tue, 26 Jul[masked]:52:26 -0400

Announcing a new Meetup for The Asheville Hiking Group!
What: Green River Cove Trail
When: Sunday, July 31,[masked]:00 AM
Where: Ingles
301 Long Shoals Rd Arden
Arden, NC 28704
Green River Cove Trail in the Green River Gorge
The remote Green River Gorge, southeast of Hendersonville, North Carolina, is a rugged landscape of steep ravines, coves, and old-growth and mixed hardwood forest which boasts the some of the most popular whitewater rapids in the eastern United States.  At its most impressive point, the Green River drops 400 feet in a distance of 1-1/2 miles and runs through a six-foot wide crevice known as the Narrows.
The Gorge runs through the Green River Game Lands, a state-owned tract of more than 10,000 acres set aside for wildlife conservation and management.  Hunting, fishing, and trapping are allowed on the Game Lands, subject to state regulations.  The Trails in this unique area are maintained to encourage and facilitate foot travel only.  The 16 miles of hiking trails in the Game Lands are challenging, and it is recommended that hikers do not attempt the trails alone.   During hunting season, which generally runs from mid-September to mid-May, Sundays are the safest day for hiking (hunting is not allowed on Sundays in North Carolina).
(excerpt taken from: http://www.blueridgeheritage.com/attractions-destinations/green-river-gorge )
Trail Description:   Hike Green River Cove trail from the bridge to it's end at the big rocks on Green River near the bottom of the "Narrows", and return on same trail.
Trail Type:   Out and back
Total Hiking Distance:   7  miles
Estimated hiking time:  2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours   (depends on pace of group, breaks & lunch time)
Difficulty:   Moderate
Total Elevation Gain:  1,000 feet
Trailhead Directions:  From I-26 near Hendersonville, take exit 59. Go east, away from Saluda, and then turn left onto Green River Cover Road.  Drive 3.9 miles (many hairpin turns),  cross the bridge,  and park on the right across from bridge.   Trailhead is across road on the left.
Directions to trailhead from INGLES:   http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=35.480286,-82.549526&daddr=Green+River+Cove+Rd&hl=en&ll=35.364976,-82.431107&spn=0.249456,0.528374&sll=35.366656,-82.42321&sspn=0.249451,0.528374&geocode=Fd5iHQId6mQU-w%3BFZg-GgIdmx0Y-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=12 
REMARKS:
>  We will leave INGLES on Long Shoals promptly at 9:15.
>  Expected arrival time at trailhead approx. 10:00.
>  Depart for the hiking trail at 10:15.
>  For car-poolers, please bring $$$ for the drivers (~$5).
>   This is a dog friendly hike, so bring your pooch(es) !!! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


(Photos courtesy of mwandrews,  link: 
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1039775   )




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click HERE to download a trail map in PDF form, from the ECO-WNC.ORG website.
Check it out!




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