Forum Index » Post-Trip Reports » Shining Rock Wilderness Trip


Display Avatars Sort By:
Brad Fisher
(wufpackfn)

Locale: NC/TN/VA Mountains
Shining Rock Wilderness Trip on 07/20/2009 19:31:48 MDT Print View

My brother in law Josh and I took a quick trip to the Shining Rock Wilderness in North Carolina. The SRW is about 30 miles south west of Asheville, NC. Area is busy from late spring to early fall, but then becomes deserted when the Blue Ridge Parkway closes. Best camping is late fall to early spring, but still a great place in the warmer months.Me on Black BalsamArt Loeb Trail ViewView from Shining RockMountain StreamCampsiteLower falls in Graveyard FieldsView from Mountain to Sea TrailMe on Sam's BaldView from Sam's Bald

Edited by wufpackfn on 07/20/2009 19:47:20 MDT.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Shining Rock Wilderness Trip on 07/20/2009 19:35:37 MDT Print View

I've almost never run in to people during most seasons there. I guess I must be avoiding the busier trails. It's a beautiful area though and the closest thing you'll get to above tree line hiking in the SE.

Brad Fisher
(wufpackfn)

Locale: NC/TN/VA Mountains
Re: Re: Shining Rock Wilderness Trip on 07/20/2009 19:52:50 MDT Print View

Some of my favorite places are all similar:
- Shining Rock
- Roan Mountain
- Grayson Highland/Mt Rogers
- Max Patch
- Big Bald

Seem to all have something in common. I also enjoy forest hiking, but hard to be those long open views.