Hump Mountain Hike May 12 (Saturday)


Join ncHighPeaks for an invigorating hike this Saturday (May 12) to Hump Mountain on the Appalachian Trail in Avery County.  Meet on the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30am (Transportation may be provided by the Yancey County Transportation Authority, in which case there will be a $5 Transportion Fee).
Description: The hike begins on Roaring Creek and follows the Overmountain Victory Trail before joining the Appalachian Trail at Yellow Mountain Gap.  The trail rises nearly 800-feet to Little Hump, then drops 500-feet before rising another 600-feet to Hump Mountain (5587’) and magnificent views.  Return via same route.
Total Distance:  7.6-miles / Elevation Gain: 1300-feet / Rating: Moderate to Difficult
Contact hike leader Dennis Smith at 284-4000 for more information.