Went hiking on the Coontree Loop to Bennett Gap in Pisgah National Forest today. It was a nice mild day, but very, very humid. There had been significant rainfall yesterday as the trail was still quite wet, but surprisingly Coontree Creek didn’t have much water in it. In the photo, I paused for a moment while crossing the creek.
The view from Bennett Gap of Looking Glass Rock was awesome as always. For those out-of-towners who don’t get to Pisgah National Forest every week like I do, the Coontree Loop hike is about 2 1/2 hours if you hustle. Add another hour if you stop for lunch and take lots of pictures. It climbs about 1200 feet and is a nice workout if you don’t have time for a longer hike. It starts right on the main road through the forest so it’s easy to get to, and not overly crowded. We didn’t see anyone else today.
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