Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
We will be hiking the AT/Mau Har Trail Loop. This is a strenuous circuit hike that follows along the Appalachian Trail and then returns via the Mah- Har Trail, but split up over two days it should not be too bad. Total miles for this hike is about 13-14 miles.
Three Ridges is a beautiful mountain that towers three thousand feet above the Tye River and surrounding apple orchards. Both the A.T. and the Mah-Har trails are very steep! And we will endure more than 4,500 feet of total elevation gain for this trip (which is a lot for a day hike!).
For the Appalachian trail portion of the hike- we will ascend the high ridge line to 4,000′- which offers splendid views of the valley below- as well as Three Ridges’ sister mountain ‘The Priest’. Somewhere around here we may choose to hike, or continue on to the Harper’s Creek shelter depending on how everyone is feeling. The Mah-Har trail follows along a narrow stream (the Mah-Har stream) that becomes wider as more and more streams flow into it. It is quite beautiful- with many intersecting waterfalls and gorges. As I already mentioned, this hike is not a scramble- but it is STEEP!! It is considered one of the hardest hikes in the state. You should be in decent shape for this and bring good hiking shoes or good sneakers.
all camping gear
dinner saturday, breakfast sunday
ride to three ridges
extra pair of socks
lots of water, (at least two water bottles)
As there are lots of camping trips this weekend, please, if you have your own gear, bring it along.