When: Friday, November 1 thru Sunday November 3, 2013.
Details: Hump Mountain. Backpack on the AT. Rated strenuous for temperature; residual or fresh snow; and elevation gain/loss. Not scouted.
Note: I provide nothing but the plan absent prior arrangements with me. Bring your own gear and food or arrange prior to departure to share. Please arrange your own car pools.
Hump Mt, Little and Big, are located east of the Barn Shelter on the AT.
We will take the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) from our parking area in Roaring Creek Valley, at the base of Big Yellow Mt. and about a mile from the Barn shelter. Yellow Mt. Gap is the highest point on the OVNHT at 4,682 ft. The OVNHT extends from Abingdon, VA, to Kings Mt. It is named for the Overmountain Men, a group of patriots from TN, VA and NC, who hiked through Yellow Mountain Gap in the dead of winter to join the revolutionary forces that decisively defeated the British loyalist troops at Kings Mt, SC, on October 7, 1781. A plaque at the gap commemorates their feat.
The AT through this section is reported to be exposed with vistas. The bald on Big Hump provides a vast sweep of the mountains of NC and TN including Roan High Knob, Grandfather Mt and as far away as Mt Rogers on a clear day.
Group Size: Limited depending on destination and experience of participants. $25 (per each person in a group/family) refundable-at-the-trail head deposit required. More information on the Sierra Club web page http://nc2.sierraclub.org/