Sat, Nov 17 2018 - AT - Tray Mountain from Unicoi Gap (View Original Event Details)|
On this hike we met THE George Owen, founding member, designer, and builder of the Benton MacKaye Trail. What a delight! George noted that he is also a developer of the Duncan Ridge Trail. He told us it was his first trail, that he made a lot of mistakes and was sorry AND since then has corrected some of the DRT and added it to the BMT. We had a good laugh about the DRT (dirty rotten trail). It was nice to see him on the trails. BMT was opened on 7/16/2005 and is 300 miles long. We had a good weather hike, moving along Rocky and Tray, above the snow line and making our way back. A happy hiking group. Lots of folks on trail. AND alot of ladybugs....tis the season.
Facts and figures: 10.7 miles and 3500 feet of elevation gain.