South Slope. Asheville.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Bearwallow Mountain Hike

At 4,232 ft. above sea level, Bearwallow Mountain stands as the highest peak in the widely-visible Bearwallow Highlands range.  Straddling the Eastern Continental Divide, it makes up part of the Blue Ridge Escarpment as well as the western rim of the Hickory Nut Gorge.  Crowned with a grassy meadow at its summit, the mountain features a nearly 360 degree view that encompasses some of the southern Appalachians highest peaks including Mt. Mitchell in the Black Mountains and Mt. Pisgah in the Great Balsams range.  Its breathtaking vista also includes a birds-eye view of Hickory Nut Gorge, downtown Hendersonville, and the lowlands of South Carolina.  A historic fire lookout tower occupies the summit, as do grazing cattle who call the mountaintop home.  - source

This morning I led this group up to the peak of Bearwallow Mountain.  Afterwards, we stopped off at Hickory Nut Gap Farm and Cape Fear Seafood.  I purchased some fresh lump crab meat from Cape Fear, and Kade made a delicious ten-egg crab omelet for dinner!  Yes, we do have leftovers!
Several months ago Kade and some of her colleagues went out to Hickory Nut Gap Farm.  These are some images Kade took:

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