Section One. Springer to Three Forks.

Mile                 Attraction                                            Miles to next point.                 Miles on BMT

O.0.                 FS Road 42. AT to BMT                    0.7

0.7.                  Southern terminus of the BMT           0.2

0.9.                  Southern terminus of the AT.             0.2

1.1.                  Southern terminus of the BMT           0.1.                                          0.0

1.2.                  Plaque                                                 0.1.                                          0.1

1.3                   Trail turns right.  Winter views.         0.2.                                           0.2

1.5.                  Blue Ridge Eastern Crest                   0.2.                                          0.4

1.7                   Shallow saddle / gap                          0.4.                                           0.6

2.1                   Highest point at 3600 feet.                 0.4.                                          1.0

2.5.                  Side trail to Owen Overlook.             0.05.                                         1.4

2.55.                Owen Overlook.                                 0.05

2.6.                  Back on the BMT.                              0.4                                           1.4

3.0.                  FS Road 42.  Big Stamp Gap.            0.5.                                          1.8

3.5.                  Rock Steps a Branch camp site          0.3.                                           2.3

3.8.                  Top small spur.                                   0.1.                                           2.6

3.9                   Wide rock steps across a branch.        0.1                                           2.7

4.0.                  Cross another branch.                          0.4                                          2.8

4.4.                  Crosses the AT.                                   0.2.                                          3.2

4.6.                  Turn right near FS 42 (3300 feet)        0.4                                          3.4

5.0.                  Summit of Rich Mountain (3450)        0.3                                          3.8

5.3.                  Crosses the AT (3300 feet)                   0.2                                         4.1

5.5.                  Next knob (3360 feet)                         0.5                                          4.3

6.0.                  Slight bump (3160 feet)                      0.3                                           4.8

6.3                   turns right and down old road.            0.6                                          5.1

6.9.                  Turn left onto a woods road.               0.2                                          5.7

7.1                   Spring.  Big Yellow Poplar.                0.2                                           5.9

7.3.                  Joins the AT                                        0.1                                           6.1

7.4                   Bridge.  End Section 1.                                                                      6.2

7.4.                  Section 2. 12.2 miles.                          0.9.                                          6.2

8.3.                  Long Creek Falls side trail.                0.1                                            7.1

8.4.                  Long Creek Falls and campsite          0.1.

8.5.                  Back on the BMT.                              0.1                                           7.1

8.6.                  Bridge over Long creek.                     1.0                                           7.2

9.6.                  Crosses old road.                                 0.1.                                         8.2

9.7.                  The Bald. Army helopad.                    0.6.                                         8.3

10.3.                No name Gap 2860 feet                       0.3.                                         8.9

10.6.                Peak 3170 feet.                                     0.4                                         9.2

11.0.                Long shallow gap.                                0.7                                          9.6

11.7.                Gap 2980 feet                                       0.3                                         10.3

12.0.                West most peak 3130 feet                    0.3                                         10.6

12.3.                Gap                                                       1.0.                                        10.9

13.3.                Bryson Gap 2900 feet.                          0.4.                                        11.9

13.7.                Large rock outcropping.                        0.4                                         12.3

14.1.                Sapling Gap.  2770 feet                         0.9                                        12.7

15.0.                Crosses old road slight saddle.              1.1                                        13.6

16.1.                FS 333 (2050 feet)                                 0.1.                                       14.7

16.2.                Big bridge. Toccoa River (1920)           0.2.                                       14.8

16. 4.               FS 816. Old road to parking lot             0.3                                        15.0

16.7.                Old road bed turn right.                         0.2                                        15.3

16.9                 switchbacks to left off old road.            0.1                                       15.5

17.                   Curls left across a narrow ravine.          0.2                                         15.6

17.2.                Swings to right.                                      0.1                                        15.8

17.3.                Starts Ridge top run.                              0.4                                        15.9

17.7.                Slants to left.                                          0.1                                        16.3

17.8.                Top a small hill.                                     0.1                                         16.4

17.9.                Bottom of small hill                               0.1                                        16.5

18.                   Old road                                                 0.1                                        16.6

18.1.                Top of ridge line                                    0.1                                        16.7

18.2.                Top of knob 2720 feet.                          0.2                                        16.8

18.4.                Bottom of hill.                                       0.2                                        17.0

18.6.                No name hardwood saddle. 2660 feet.  0.2                                       17.2

18.8.                Slight gap 2580 feet.                              0.2                                        17.4

20.                   Crest Tooni mountain again.                  0.2                                        17.6

20.2.                Dogleg to left north west                        0.2                                       17.8

20.4.                Yellow Poplar hollow                             0.3                                       18.0

20.7.                On left concrete catch basin                    0.2                                      18.3

20.9.                End Section 2 at Hwy 60.                       0.3                                      18.5

21.2.                Store and camp ground.                          0.3

21.5.                Beginning of section 3. 2010 feet           O.1.                                     18.5

21.6.                Route swings to the right                        0.2                                       18.6

21.8                 Drops to right below Ridgeline.              0.2.                                      18.8

22.                   Bottom of hill.                                         0.2.                                      19.0

22.2.                Trail flattens.                                           0.3.                                      19.2

22.5.                Wallalah.                                                 0.2.                                      19.5

22.7.                Switchback to right                                 0.1.                                     19.7

22.8.                Switchback to left.                                  0.1.                                      19.8

22.9.                Veers up to left                                       0.2.                                      19.9

23.1.               Top of the fold.                                        0.2.                                      20.1

23.2.               Wallalah crown 3100 feet.                       0.4.                                     20.3

23.6.                Saddle 2730 feet                                     0.1.                                     20.7

23.7.                Low knob 2790 feet                                0.1.                                      20.8

23.8.               Shallow gap 2730 feet.                            0.3.                                     20.9

24.1.                Unnamed knob 3010 feet.                       0.1.                                     21.2

24.2.               Slight scallop 2890 feet.                          0.2.                                     21.3

24.4.               Switchback to left                                    0.3.                                     21.5

24.7.                Licklog crown 3470.                                0.3.                                    21.8

25.0.               Gap water down side path to right east .  0.1                                     22.1

25.1.                Spring.                                                      0.1

25.2.                BMT.                                                        0.3.                                     22.1

25.8.                Gap.       3140 feet                                    0.3.                                    22.4

26.1.               Trail junction Duncan Ridge.                   0.1                                      22.7

26.2.                Rhodes mountain summit 3420 feet via the Duncan Ridge trail. 0.1

26.3.                BMT.                                                        0.3.                                     22.7

26.9.                Top of ridge line.                                      0.2.                                    23.0

27.1.                Virginia pine rest..                                    0.2.                                    23.2

27.3.                Swerves to                                                0.1.                                    23.4

27.4.                To the right off the keel of the ridge.       0.3.                                    23.5

27.7.                Steep down Grade                                    0.3.                                    23.8

30.0.                Trail flattens.                                            0.1.                                    24.1

30.1.                 End of                                                                                               24.2

 

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