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Garden Creek - Stone Mt. NC - 12 to 14 miles +/- Strenuous

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Garden Creek - Stone Mt. NC - 12 to 14 miles +/- Strenuous

This is a VERY UNIQUE Adventure. DO NOT pass this one up.

Do not blow this opportunity!

This is my favorite hike at Stone Mountain. In fact I would list it in the top 5 hikes in NC. If you have never done this hike before this is your opportunity. This is a strenuous hike to the Blue Ridge Parkway and back down the MST or Scott's Ridge trail. We will be hiking on some trails that are NOT maintained by the park. The trail can disappear and there may be some bushes along the way.

WARNING!!

There are about 20 very tricky creek crossings - count on getting your feet wet so be prepared. If you have problems with stream crossings please do not come.

We will hike along beautiful Garden Creek and enjoy all the spectacular beauty of the area. You will see the remains of old homesteads, an old moonshine still, waterfalls and many photo opportunities.

This is a truly UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!!!

You will experience a true EXTREME - WILD AND CRAZY TIME!

You will experience mystery!

You will experience intrigue!

You will experience beauty, rugged terrain and waterfalls.

Please be prepared for an all day adventure.

Note:

I do highly recommend that you bring a walking stick or poles and wear long pants.

Bring your backpack or something to carry your food, snacks and water in. Make sure you have enough water or other drinks with you. Bring rain gear just in case of rain.

From Greensboro we will carpool near Dick's Sporting Goods and the Dress Barn at Wendover Plaza, 1208-A Bridford Parkway. Please meet there at 7:15AM. We will leave Greensboro 7:30AM SHARP!

From Winston Salem we will carpool from Centre Stage Shopping Center's Parking Lot (305 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC). Here's a map to help you find the carpool location (map (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?ftid=0x8853b0eeed5c2cbb:0xbf8251000757b227&q=305+Jonestown+Rd,+Winston+Salem,+NC+27103&gl=us&cad=src:ppiwlink&ei=FtKITqyKOYjayQTT-7THBg&dtab=0)). Once you get there, look for my greenish Nissan Quest van parked near Burger King facing Jonestown Rd. If I am not there yet, keep looking for my van to arrive.

Get there by 7:50AM. We will leave from there at 8:05 SHARP.

Warning! Please be on time. If you come late we will be gone.

Please pay your share to help cover the high cost of gas to the driver if you are sharing the vehicle.

This a leisurely hike with no fast hiking. We will hike this as a group and not have people way ahead of us or in back of us. We will take time to enjoy nature and the beautiful surroundings.

IMPORTANT: You MUST agree to hike at a leisurely pace to be part of this hike.

If you can't hike slow - do not go!!!

IMPORTANT: You MUST agree to hike at a leisurely pace to be part of this hike.

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