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Hike from Kings Mountain to Crowders Mountain in one day

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  • Jim

    I was a member of the Berg last year, but didn't renew this year because I found that of the hikes they offered filled up almost as soon as they opened, often with only a few people signed up. That, and the fact that only certain members could organize hikes left me with the impression that the Berg was a sort of 'closed' club run by and for a group of insiders. I've found the Waxhaw group to be more 'user friendly.' I hope we can keep it going.

    March 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jim, I don't see why this hike couldn't be transferred to the Berg Wander's site where I am a member and we can keep the same list of people. Berg hikes are usually limited in number so there would be no need to open it to others if you want to keep it as is. There are probably others who have signed up for your hike who are also already members of the Berg Wanderers. This would avoid anyone having to incur a cost to keep up the Waxhaw site. What do you think?

    March 19, 2012

  • Jim

    Also, note that our group has lost its organizer and is about to close down. I'm willing to step into that role for the next six months if I can get a donation or two to cut the cost. It's $72 for six months, and I'm willing to put up half of that. Anybody willing to help?

    March 19, 2012

  • Jim

    OK, recon is finished, turns out the trail is actually 12.5 miles long. It's quite easy for most of its length, but it does include a steep climb up to King's Pinnacle at around the ten mile mark, and a few moderately steep hills prior to that. It's mostly typical piedmont wooland and should be very nice in late Aprial-early May, but there are a couple of stretches that follow old roads, wide and flat and not very interesting. It's a good hike to start the season with and 'get in shape.'

    March 19, 2012

  • Jim

    With the change of Daylight Savings Time, the park hours are now expanded, so I plan on doing my recon Sunday the 18th. Kay, and anyone else interested in welcome to come along. You can meet me at the Crowders Mountain visitor's Center at 10:00 am. My wife will take us to the trailhead at King's Mountain and will be waiting back at Crowders around 3:00 pm. You can leave your car at Crowders.

    March 11, 2012

  • Jim

    I plan on doing a recon of this route, hopefully later this month. My wife is going to drop me off at Kings Mountain one morning and pick me up that afternoon at Crowders. I haven't settled on a date yet, but you are welcome to come along when I do.

    March 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm open to doing this hike this month, any Sunday works for me. Please let me know if you're down, I could use the company :)

    March 5, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the time from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    March 3, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location for this Meetup

    March 3, 2012

  • Jim

    Nothing's in stone yet. I must be in Raleigh on April 21st, Stacy will be travelling the 28th, then I leave for a month right after May 5th.

    March 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Must have been thinking, out and back as 20 miles. Any interest in that?

    March 2, 2012

  • Jim

    According to the maps I've got and the discussions I've had with personnel at the Crowders Mountain visitors center, it's about ten miles long. I plan on doing a ground reconnaisance after March 11th (park hours change with Day Light Savings, allowing more time to complete the hike), so we'll know for sure before the group goes.

    March 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    As i understand this trail is supposed to be 20 miles between Crowders and Kings mountain. I have been wanting to do the 20 miles in a day, for a long time. None of my friends thinks this sounds like fun. Any takers?

    March 2, 2012

  • Jim

    How about May 5th (¡Cinco de mayo!)? That's the next Saturday, after April 28th, and the last one before I leave for England.

    March 2, 2012

  • Jim changed the date and time from Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM to Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    March 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn! Saturdays and Sundays are best for me -- but I'm traveling April 28 and 29. Would love to join you if we could do it April 21 or 22 --or any weekend in May. Look forward to seeing you -- on this hike or another one!

    March 1, 2012

  • Jim changed the date and time to Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    March 1, 2012

  • Jim

    The hours at the park change with Day Light Savings Time, which I understand is going to be March 11th this year. Once that happens we'll have more time to do it. I'd love to pencil in something for late April (I'll be out of the country for most of May). Are Saturdays still best for you? I have Tuesdays and Thursdays free this semester also.

    March 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jim--thanks for posting this! I'm recovering from surgery so have been off the trails for a while but wld love to do this hike if you post for late April or may. Look forward to hiking with you again (especially if we can find a tree to shimmy!).

    February 29, 2012

  • Jim

    While visiting Crowders Mountain last Sunday, I picked up a map of the new trail that connects that park with Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina. Putting the Kings Mountain map with the Crowders Mountain map, it appears that you can string together about ten miles or so of moderate to strenuous hiking, plenty enough for most folk to call it a good day. Has anyone ever done this before, and is there any interest in the group to give it a try now?

    November 11, 2011

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