Hike Plans:2016 TEHCC AT

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Here's a spot to plan the 2016 (which probably will spill over to 2017) plan to hike the TEHCC maintained section of the Appalachian Trail.

Summary Table[edit]

Month Date Section Length Attending
April 4/30 Spivey Gap to Nolichucky 11.4 mi Steve, Jerry, Tim M., Tim S., Connie B., Mike
May 5/21 Nolichucky to Deep Gap 12 mi Tim S., Mike, Bill
June 6/25 Deep Gap to Hughes Gap 17.3 mi Tim S., Tim M., Steve A., Ryan A.
July 7/23 Hughes Gap to Overmountain Barn Shelter ~12 mi Tim S., Tim M., Steve A., RJ A., Helen L., Kris G., Kari G., Jason C., Aneta C.
August 8/20 Overmountain Barn Shelter to 19E 10-14 mi Tim S., Tim M., Charlie O.
October 10/15 19E to Walnut Mountain Rd? 10 mi Tim S., Charlie O., Tony M., Kris G., Kari G.
November 11/5 Walnut Mountain Rd to Dennis Cove Rd 12.9 mi Tim S., Blake, Durina, Tim M., Charlie O., Tony M., Jonathan S., Teni B.
December 12/3 Dennis Cove Rd to Laurel Fork Trail Head 3.6 mi Tim S.
January 1/28 Laurel Fork Trail Head to 321 6.5 mi Tim S.
February 2/25 321 to Wilbur Dam Road 4.0 mi Tim S.
March 3/25 Wilbur Dam Rd to 91 16 mi (!!) Tim S.
April ? 91 to McQueens Gap 10 mi Tim S.
May ? McQueens Gap to Damascus 11.5 mi Tim S.

April Hike[edit]

Date: 4/30
Parking spot A: Nolichucky River Crossing - Park along road near Johnny's or across river at parking lot
Parking Spot B: Spivey Gap Crossing - Park at spaces where AT crosses 19W
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 11.4 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 1,748 / 2,157 / 3,905 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 4,875 / -3,328 ft

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Nolichucky on Left - Spivey Gap on Right
AT2016Hike-Spivey Gap to Nolichucky.PNG

May Hike[edit]

Date: 5/21
Parking spot A: Nolichucky River - Park at trail access on Trail North side of the river
Parking Spot B: Deep Gap - Park Along Road
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 12 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 1,693 / 2,747 / 4,440 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 4,719 / -2,296 ft

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Nolichucky River on Left - Deep Gap on Right
AT2016Hike-Nolichucky to Deep Gap.PNG

June Hike[edit]

Date: 6/25
Parking spot A: Deep Gap (Beauty Spot Gap per Google Maps/Deep Gap per AT Maps)
Parking Spot B: Hughes Gap
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 17.3 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 3,681 / 1,530 / 5,211 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 4,933 / -4,918 ft

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Hughes Gap on Left - Deep Gap on Right
AT2016Hike-Deep Gap to Hughes Gap.PNG

July Hike[edit]

Date: 7/23
Parking spot A: Hughes Gap
Parking Spot B: Yellow Mountain Gap Trail Head
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 12 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 4,057 / 2,233 / 6,290 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 3,719 / -2,941 ft

Strict A.T. portion from Hughes Gap to the intersection of the Overmountain Victory Trail is 11.5 mi.

From there, we have two options. Take the longer hike on the Overmountain Victory Trail to Hampton, or the shorter one going down Roaring Valley to the southern trail head called Yellow Mountain Gap trail head.

  • Hampton connection
    • Trail length to A.T.: 3.65 mi
    • Drive time from meeting spot: 54 min
    • Drive time to Hughes Gap: 22 min
  • Yellow Mountain Gap connection
    • Trail length to A.T.: 0.78 mi
    • Drive time from meeting spot: 1h20m
    • Drive time to Hughes Gap: 51 min


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August Hike[edit]

Date: 8/20
Parking spot A: Overmountain Victory Hampton Trail Head
Parking Spot B: 19E
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 8.75 mi A.T. - 12.4 mi with Trail Access
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 2,892 / 2,697 / 5,589 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 4,083 / -6,413 ft (OMVT to 19E)

Strict A.T. portion from connection with Overmountain Victory Trail to 19E is 8.75 mi.

To reach the A.T. near the barn, we have two options. Take the longer hike on the Overmountain Victory Trail to Hampton, or the shorter one going down Roaring Valley to the southern trail head called Yellow Mountain Gap trail head. The option leaning for on this trip is the trail head in Hampton.

  • Hampton connection
    • Trail length to A.T.: 3.65 mi
    • Drive time from meeting spot: 54 min
    • Drive time to 19E: 16 min
  • Yellow Mountain Gap connection
    • Trail length to A.T.: 0.78 mi
    • Drive time from meeting spot: 1h20m
    • Drive time to 19E: 29 min
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AT2016Hike-Barn to 19E.PNG

October Hike[edit]

Date: 10/15
Parking spot A: Walnut Mountain Road
Parking Spot B: 19E
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 9.98 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 2,679 / 1,150 / 3,829 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 3,664 / -2,948 ft (19E to Walnut Mountain Road)

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AT2016Hike-19E to Walnut Mountain Road.PNG

November Hike[edit]

Date: 11/5
Parking spot A: Walnut Mountain Road
Parking Spot B: Dennis Cove Road
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 12.9 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 2,511 / 1,722 / 4,233 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 3,397 / -4,504 ft (Walnut Mountain Road to Dennis Cove Road)

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AT2016Hike-Walnut Mountain Road to Dennis Cove Road.PNG

December Hike[edit]

Date: 12/3
Parking spot A: Laurel Fork Trail Head
Parking Spot B: Dennis Cove Road
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 2.61 mi - 3.63 mi with trail access to A.T.
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 1,989 / 608 / 2,597 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 594 ft / -1,086 ft (Dennis Cove to Laurel Fork Trail)

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AT2016Hike-Dennis Cove to Laurel Fork Trail.PNG

January Hike[edit]

Date: ??
Parking spot A: Laurel Fork Trail Head
Parking Spot B: 321
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 5.49 mi - 6.51 mi with trail access to A.T.
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 1,982 / 1,759 / 3,741 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 2,224 ft / -2,259 ft (Laurel Fork Trail to 321)

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AT2016Hike-Laurel Fork Trail to 321.PNG

February Hike[edit]

Section: US321/Shook Branch Rd to Wilbur Dam Rd
Date: ??
Parking spot A: Wilbur Dam Rd
Parking Spot B: 321
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 4.0 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 1,957 / 513 / 2,470 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 1,791 ft / -1,478 ft (321 to Wilbur Dam Rd)

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AT2016Hike-321 to Wilbur Dam Rd.PNG

March Hike[edit]

Section: Wilbur Dam Rd to TN91
Date: ??
Parking spot A: Wilbur Dam Rd
Parking Spot B: TN91
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 16.1 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: 2,273 / 1,911 / 4,184 ft
Ascending / Descending Change: 4,862 ft / -3,597 ft (Wilbur Dam Rd to TN91)

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AT2016Hike-Wilbur Dam Rd to TN91.PNG

April Hike[edit]

Section: TN91 to US421
Date: 3/25
Parking spot A: TN91
Parking Spot B: US421
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 10.0 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: / / ft
Ascending / Descending Change: ft / - ft ()

May Hike[edit]

Section: US421 to Damascus
Date: ??
Parking spot A:
Parking Spot B:
Meeting Spot: McDonald's in Colonial Heights
Length: 11.0 mi
Min / Diff / Max Elevations: / / ft
Ascending / Descending Change: ft / - ft ()