Hump Mountain Hike May 12 (Saturday)

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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.