Past Meetup

Overnight Back Camp at the gap below Mt. Hardy on Fork Ridge.


Roses parking lot

617 PARK STREET · Belmont, NC

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White 2004 Toyota Highlander

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Camp at the gap below Mt Hardy on Fork Ridge. If you are noticing that this is my third trip this year in this area you are right, I love this area. I have never overnighted here before but it is a spectacular place overlooking the Middle Prong Wilderness and the Plott Balsam mountains. There is a field at high elevation here that we'll camp in if the weather is good, if the weather is less than good we can retreat to the woods above the field. You'll have to carry in ( backpack ) all your gear. This is not a very long hike in, 3 to 4 miles uphill but gradual. Once we set up camp we can hike to the top of Mt. Hardy or up to Green Knob or bring a book and a camp chair read, relax and enjoy the views. Of course you'll be responsible for your own food and drink. I do have some extra gear that I'd let whomever needs something to borrow it.