Hiking North Carolina
by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)
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Spectacular trail! I loved it... it was testing, steep, cold, highly exposed, and the views were astounding. I did the trail the way trails.com said was the hardest and then back the other way to get back to my car (26+ miles including the side trail to grassy ridge). It was a great combination of exposed (windy!) grassy ridges/summits and colorful (fall foliage) gap forest walks. I don't reccomend camping on grassy ridge. I was stubborn and wanted to pitch my tent with a view and was rewarded with 50+mph winds and pelting rain through the night. Fortunatley my tent was fully guyed out and i didn't have any problems. I fully reccomend this trail at least in one direction and if your up for a longer/harder, but very rewarding hike do it both ways. The views looking back along your route on the return trip are quite rewarding.
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