Grassy Ridge and the Humps Traverse Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This hike takes you over the grassy summits of the Hump Mountains as well as Grassy Ridge, Jane Bald, and Round Bald, ending at Carvers Gap. Grassy Ridge is the only 6,000-plus-foot bald on the A.T. The grassy balds of the Southern Appalachians existed long before written history.
First, the American Indians who lived in the area used controlled fires to keep the balds clear. Later, European settlers would keep the balds open by grazing their cattle on them or by mowing. Today, they are still kept clear by cattle grazing and mowing."