Post by Phil Phelan on Nov 16, 2015 16:58:41 GMT -5
While self-supporting, Phil Phelan set the FKT at 23 hours and 10 minutes on August 13th 2007.
The Linville Gorge Hiking Circuit is a conglomerate of 21 individual trails that - when linked - circles the Linville Gorge Wilderness in its' entirety. Widely accepted as the toughest hiking circuit east of the Rocky Mountains, this grand titan extends 33.93 miles in length and sports a mammoth 16,605' of elevation change.
Beginning at the Pine Gap parking lot, the trails that make-up the Linville Gorge Hiking Circuit are listed here in order from start to finish. Marion Wright Trail, Erwin's View Trail, Plunge Basin Trail, Plunge Basin Trail / Red North Trail Connector Trail, Red North Trail, Brushy Ridge Trail, Red South Trail, Devil's Cliff Trail, Jonas Ridge Trail, Hawksbill Trail, Ledge Trail, Ledge Trail / Spence Ridge Trail Connector Trail, Spence Ridge Trail, Spence Ridge Trail / Table Rock Gap Trail Connector Trail, Table Rock Gap Trail, Table Rock Summit Trail, Shortoff Mountain Trail, Mountains-To-Sea Trail, Lead Mine Trail, Linville Gorge Trail, and Pine Gap Trail.
Post by Phil Phelan on May 25, 2016 22:30:00 GMT -5
Thank you, Brother. Actually, I am currently in Linville Gorge filming a "how to" for the circuit. Once its' published on YouTube, I'll be sure to post the link here to aid any would-be thru-hikers. Also, visit www.LinvilleGorgeAdventures.com for Phil Phelan's Hiking Guides to the Linville Gorge Hiking Circuit. High Five!