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Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:57 am
by melch
I need some advise on a 3 day- 2 night backpacking trip in the Shining Rock wilderness.
I have never been to this area and would love some input from people that have been there.
We want to hike around 8-10 miles on Fri, 8-10 miles on Sat,
and 6-8 miles on Sun.

What trails and camping locations do you suggest?



Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:49 am
by BirdShooter
Here's a nice hike for you in Shining Rock: ... 10_99D.htm

This hike starts at USFS 816 and follows the Art Loeb Trail over Black Balsalm Knob and Tennent Mountain where there are outstanding views in all directions.

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:00 pm
by Guests
My advice - go during the week. This place is a mob scene on weekends.

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 3:14 pm
by TreeFrog
I've always wanted to hike to Cold Mountain in Shining Rock. Anyone camp on the summit?