(Planning Stages) Linville Gorge

 

 

Currently I am in the process of finishing up the final details of our trip to the North Carolina mountains coming up in 3 weeks. We will be dropping the dogs off at my in-laws on 8-8-17 and heading west.

The Linivlle Gorge is known as a the Grand Cannon of the east. This massive wilderness area is located in Pisgah National Forest and is home to an immaculate trail system.

gorge 2

 

This will be the largest backpacking trip we have planned (Honestly i’m really excited!)

The first night and last night that we are there we will be staying in one of our favorite mountain destinations, The Pixie Inn.

Note: If you ever find yourself in Linville NC and you are looking for a place to stay on a budget, check out The Pixie Inn. No bells and whistles here just a simple room to spend the night. I don’t think you can beat 42 dollars a night.

On day two we will be heading into the Gorge. Overall we will be hiking for 3 days and camping 2 nights. The route we are choosing is indicated by a pink highlight in the image below.

gorge map

We will be hiking a total of 11.1 miles. (If you are wondering why we are taking 3 days to hike 11 miles then I will refer you to the name of my blog.)

Right now I am working on buying needed gear, prepping food and  mapping out our stops along the route. This trip has been on our bucket list for over a year now and it is going to feel amazing to check this one off.

I will have more updates as we get closer to 8/8. I also will  be making a post after our trip full of fun photos!

– The Lazy Hiker

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