When

Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Where

Osborne Mountain Overlook BRP MP 278 
Osborne Mountain View Overlook
Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 278
Deep Gap, NC 28618
 

 
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Contact

Betsy Brown 
Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail 
919-518-1713 
bbrown@mountainstoseatrail.org 
 

Deep Gap - MST Birthday Hike 

LOCATION:  Elk Valley Overlook BRP MP 274.3 hiking South to Osborne Mountain Overlook BRP MP 277.6.

TIME: Meet at 9 am on Sunday, September 8th

HIKE DESCRIPTION: From the Crest of the Blue Ridge in Ashe County across the county line to the Edge of forever and the provides the first view of Grandfather Mountain in Watauga County. Hiking along this escarpment trail provides some 70 mile views to Pilot mountain, Grandfather Mountain, Elk Knob and Snake Mountain. This hike will mostly descend with very moderate inclines encountered. This will be a forested trail with the exception of .1 of a mile crossing the BRP Deep Gap bridge. Kid friendly when accompanied by an adult, dogs on lease allowed, no difficult crossings or rock passes. Lots of wildflowers and rhododendron fill this cool, mountain, morning hike.

LENGTH OF HIKE: 3.3 Miles

DIFFICULTY: Moderate

MEETING LOCATION: Hikers will meet at Osborne Mountain Overlook BRP MP 278 at 8:30 am.

 HIKE LEADER: Shelton Wilder,  esheltonwilder@gmail.com

OTHER LOGISTICS: Some cars will be left at the overlook and hikers will be shuttled to Elk Valley Overlook where the hike south to Osborne Overlook begin.

DONATIONS WELCOME. WHILE THE HIKE IS FREE, WE WELCOME YOU TO BUY A SHIRT AND CONTRIBUTE TO HELP FRIENDS OF THE MST CONTINUE TO BUILD, PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE TRAIL FOR YOU AND OTHERS TO ENJOY FOR YEARS TO COME.  THANK YOU.