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 Newfound Gap Field Trip

  Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Meetup at Lowe's near Airport Rd(19 McKenna Rd. Arden) at 7:00 am, park at the end of the lot next to Best Buy.


This is another fall road trip like the week before with several stops so please review "Google Maps" so you have an idea where we are going.   I-26 West to I-40 West to Hwy 74, toward Waynesville, to Hwy 441 through Cherokee.   441  toward Gatlinburg.  The parking lot is 18 miles from Cherokee.  The best views in this area are not at Clingmans Dome but are in the parking lot at Newfound Gap on the right past the road to C.D. Plenty of parking if we get there early and we should arrive around 9:00 am.

We will return back toward Cherokee and get on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  There is only one way to go on the BRP from here.  A slow drive back towards Asheville with stops at MM and name of overlooks;

430.7 Cowee Mountain Overlook

422.1 Devils Courthouse

420.0 Black Balsam Knob

418.8 Graveyard Fields

417.0 Looking Glass Rock

From here we will return to Hwy 276 toward Brevard through the Pisgah Forest, Sliding Rock and Looking Glass Falls.  Our last meetup point will be for lunch [ optional] at Hog Wild BBQ. A 4.4 star rating. 91 Pisgah Hwy. Pisgah Forest.   We should be here around 1:30/ 2:00 pm.  Its a late lunch and you might want to have a snack with you for the ride.  After lunch return on Hwy 191 to Lowe's parking lot.

Please RSVP Mike Merrill at [email protected]


As with all of our field trips, we require a completely filled out Release Agreement for each person attending our organized events. It is important that you have it downloaded, printed and filled out before you leave home. Have it with you when you arrive at Lowes.