ncHighPeaks Celebrates National Trails Day June 2 With a Hike to 6,189’ Grassy Ridge on Appalachian Trail

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Join the NC High Peaks Trails Association as we celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2 with a hike to Grassy Ridge, the last 6,000-foot summit (6,189-feet) on the Appalachian Trail heading north before Mount Washington in New Hampshire.  The hike in is two-and-a-half miles from Carver’s Gap and traverses both Round and Jane Balds on the Appalachian Trail before taking a short side-trail to Grassy Ridge.  The views are 360-degrees of both North Carolina and Tennessee with our own Black Mountains and Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the East at 6,684-feet,  visible in the distance to the south.  We will return via the same route, making a total hiking distance of five miles with an elevation gain just under  700-feet.  We will meet on the Burnsville Town Square at 9am.  Transportation will be provided by the Yancey County Transportation Authority for $5 per participant (no dogs allowed in the vans, if you want to bring your dog you will need to drive).  We should return to the Town Square by 3pm.  Yancey Visit our website at www.ncHighPeaks.org or contact hike leader Dennis Smith at 284-4000 for more information.