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REPLACEMENT HIKE FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

September 01, 2021

UPDATE 9/1/21: Butter Gap Trail #170 for Wed 9/15 is CANCELED due to closure of the Fish Hatchery access roads, and parking. NEW HIKE FOR WED 9/15/21: Sleepy Gap Loop – 6.6 miles, 1200’ ascent. MEET AT 8:30 AM: Asheville Outlet lot behind Waffle House off Exit 33 of I-26. Look for red Honda CR-V. Bob Levy’s cell: 240-604-5000. Prompt departure. DETAILS: Hike from the Blue Ridge Parkway, descending on the Sleepy Gap trail, through Bent Creek, around Lake Powhatan, stopping for a snack, then ascending via Small Creek and Deerfield Connector to the unmarked Stambaugh trail and the MST back to Sleepy Gap. Good footing; mostly wide trails; some nearby creeks; nice view from Sleepy Gap. Type: Loop. Max elev: 3200’. Relaxed pace: 2.2 mph. TRAILHEAD: Sleepy Gap parking area. Directions from Waffle House (5.7 miles): Left (south) on NC-191 Brevard Rd for 2.1 miles; right onto the BRP ramp, then right (south) on the BRP for 3.5 miles. Trailhead will be on the right at milepost 397.3. Est. return to Waffle House: 12:30. (If you prefer to drive direct to the trailhead, please let me know and arrive there by 8:45 a.m. CARPOOLERS: Please bring a mask.)

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