Cold Mountian, NC (12-10-05)
A great hike I took in early December 2005. If you are wondering, yes, this is "the" Cold Mountain. It was made famous in the bestselling novel by Charles Frazier and later the hollywood movie. This hike climbs almost 3000 feet from Camp Daniel Boone to the summit at 6030'.
Route Type: Out-and-back Difficulty: HARD
Hike Length: 10.5 miles Hike Duration: 5:00
Trailhead Temp: 25'F Trail Traffic: None
Min. Elevation: 3,200' Max. Elevation: 6,030'
Total Vertical Gain: 2,830' Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 540'
Trails Used (blaze color): Art Loeb (unblazed), Cold Mountain (unblazed)