Asheville area Adventure of the Week: Hike through Butter Gap

If you’re planning to load up on starches, sweets and buttery mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, do yourself a favor and plan a big hike afterward to burn off the calories. And on Thanksgiving weekend, what is more appropriate than a hike through Butter Gap?

The Carolina Mountain Club is conducting a guided hike in the area this weekend, but with some map perusing and weather watching ahead of time, you can take this hike whenever you wish.

Difficulty and distance: Moderate to strenuous, nine miles round trip. Total elevation gain is 2,000 feet.

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