Grandfather Ranger District Hikes
The Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest is a fairly wide reaching chunk of protected land. Generally, it comprises the mountain region north of I-40. This district contains the highest mountains in the east (the Black Mountains) and some of its most rugged terrain, not the least of which is the wild Linville Gorge. I always make sure I lace my boots tight when wandering into these hills...
All albums contain the following trail info:
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: Location I started from for hike
Route Type: Loop, Lollipop, Out-and-back, Point-to-point, or some combination of all
Difficulty: Easy, Moderate, Hard, Extreme (varies based on terrain/route clarity)
Mileage Hiked: As tracked by whatever GPS I was carrying at the time, or by map estimate
Hike Duration: Total time I took to complete hike (including breaks)
Trailhead Temp: The approximate air temp when I began the hike
Trail Traffic: How many other people I passed along the hike
Max & Min Elevation: Self explanatory...high and low points of hike
Total Elevation Gained: Accumulated vertical gain of the hike
Avg. Elevation Gain/Mile: Accumulated vertical gain/Mileage hiked (unless otherwise noted)
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