May 29, 2024

Cold Mountain/Mt. Pleasant (Backpacking, Moderate)

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Saturday, 05/18/2019 - Sunday, 05/19/2019

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Hog Gap Camp

***Special request brought to you by your favorite nonconforming nearly barefoot non tech techie; Chris M (aka Toetag)***

This will be a one night backpacking trip and is very beginner friendly!

Day 1 we will travel from Richmond and arrive at Mt. Pleasant. We will begin by heading to the campsite to set up camp. It’s only 1.5 miles to the camp. When completed we will head back down the trail and hike Mt. Pleasant, the 5.5 mile sister loop to Cold Mountain; then back to the campsite where we will relax and implement all those new backpacking skills. Total miles for the day is ~8.5 but only 1.5 with full pack.

Day 2 we will pack up camp and hike the rest of the Cold Mountain loop to include the meadow at the summit before heading back to Richmond. Total mileage day 2 is ~4.3 miles. Elevation around 1300′. On day 2 we will pass Cow Gap Camp which has a water source.

You can find a good checklist of backpacking supplies on REI’s website.

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