Grayson Highlands Loop
Jun 27, 2021 at 10:46 am #3720242
Companion forum thread to: Grayson Highlands Loop
Great 1-2 night fall weather hike in the Appalachians. Living on the east coast I mainly hike sections of the AT and trails around the blue ridge parJun 30, 2021 at 8:22 am #3720644
Just read your post. Sounds like a fantastic trip! Ranks right up there with Roan Highlands as my favorite stretch on the Southern half of the AT. We were so fortunate to do both sections in beautiful weather. Not a lot of thru hikers when we passed through either. I would have loved to witness that food bag retrieval!!!Jun 30, 2021 at 10:09 am #3720665Ben CBPL Member
Thanks for sharing. We went out there in May. I’ve hiked it in January too. It’s beautiful in any season.Jun 30, 2021 at 1:31 pm #3720682Luke SchmidtBPL Member
Nice report. I loved Grayson Highlands when I lived in Virginia.Jul 7, 2021 at 5:41 pm #3721250
Thanks Brett! I love the Roan Highlands section myself. I live in western NC so I do that section at least twice a year from Carver’s Gap to 19E. I’ve hit that section in rain, snow, and awesome weather. Still in my top 3 as well. After doing the Grayson Highlands loop that we did it definitely went to the top of my rankings as well with Roan Highlands.Jul 7, 2021 at 5:44 pm #3721251
Thanks Ben, I agree any season there would be worth the trip in my opinion as well.
Thanks Luke, if I lived closer I would go more frequently but it’s not too far for me to return either so I will be going back for sure.Jul 7, 2021 at 6:07 pm #3721274
I live in western NC so I do that section at least twice a year from Carver’s Gap to 19E.
TOTALLY…NOT…FAIR! I would love to do both in winter. Clear weather though. I’m a wimpJul 7, 2021 at 6:26 pm #3721276
There’s quite a bit of snow there at times very nice looking.Jul 7, 2021 at 6:26 pm #3721277Jul 7, 2021 at 6:27 pm #3721278Jul 7, 2021 at 6:33 pm #3721279
Beautiful!!!Jul 7, 2021 at 7:25 pm #3721283dirtbagBPL Member
Awesome time!! Thanks for sharing. Your food bag incident? That is exactly one of the few reasons I stopped hanging my food and carry an Ursack. That must have been pretty wild having wild ponies visit you in camp during the night!!!!Jul 7, 2021 at 7:34 pm #3721285
Thanks! It was a great trip. I may end up having to use ursacks going forward if it happens again. We were lucky it wasn’t any higher than it was. Yeah the ponies sounded like some wild animals shredding something but happy to see them vs something with shredding capabilities…Jul 7, 2021 at 8:43 pm #3721306
Considering the trouble with bear encounters they’ve had in the past at Grayson, I’m surprised they haven’t started requiring canisters in areas where boxes aren’t available. I didn’t notice any electric fences in place when we passed through on the AT in 2019. Did I miss them or were they not in place yet?
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