Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Elliot Knob/Falls Hollow
We will leave Echols Dorm at 10:00 am and travel about an hour to the Elliot Knob trailhead. The hike will take about 5.5 hours and we should be able to return by 6:00pm.
The hike is a 8.5 mile long up-and-back with 2500 ft elevation gain so it is a bit difficult. Don’t worry, I’ll take it slow as aerobic hikes are not my forte. See http://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/ElliotKnob/ for maps and description. It starts on a logging road, passes through a hollow, then climbs up steep along some power lines. The summit is a grassy knoll with an old (“closed”) fire tower and some nice views.
There is also shuttle hike on this knob so if we need multiple cars, I will look into this alternative. It should not significantly alter the trip. Please be sure to dress appropriately for a windy summit and temps in the 50’s.
We can vote on stopping for food on the way back depending on people’s schedules.
Some money in case we stop
A bag lunch
Windbreaker/jacket (i’ll be cold at the top)