April 19, 2024

White Blaze Trail Daze Part 6: Bearfence Mountain to Hawksbill Gap (Day Hike, 11 Miles, Strenuous)

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Saturday, 10/14/2017

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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SNP - Bearfence Mountain Trailhead

Continuing our series of moderately challenging Appalachian Trail day hikes.  This hike will add another 11 miles and countless sore feet to our white blaze experience.  We will hike from Bearfence (parking MP55.5) to Hawksbill Gap (parking MP 45.5).  This challenging 11 mile hike will gain 1000 feet.   You should be able to walk at 2 miles per hour for the entire 10+ miles to be right for this trip.  At the higher elevations we may even see some color changes in the leaves.

The return time is approximate.  If you have plans that require you to be back in Richmond at a specific time, please communicate this prior to carpooling with someone, or consider choosing a different hike. 

Optional stop for dinner on the way back if there is interest.

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