This year, we decided to go back to Roan Mountain on the AT! Everyones favorite backpacking spot! Even though it was cold this time.😖
Despite the below-freezing nights, we had a fun time! We left Saturday morning as appose to Friday night because of the 3 day weekend. when we arrived at Carver’s Gap, it was about 20 degrees outside, and all the trees were coated with at least an inch of frost. These were harsh conditions, so we drove down to Roan Mountain State Park to camp for the night.
Sunday was a great trek up the mountain. it only took us about 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half for everyone to scale the balds. For the rest of the day, we had a fun time! We ate a hardy lunch, got mesmerized by the view, established hang-out spots along the trail, and over all just had a great time!
Monday, we had to trek back down the mountain. we woke up at around 6:00 in the morning, packed our gear, and were out within 45 minutes. There was a storm coming so we knew we needed to act quickly! About half way through our hike that day, the rain gradually poured in! It wasn’t that big of a deal at first, but then some of us started taking off, and the rain was pouring harder and harder! We made it through, wet but happy!
I LOVE hiking Roan Mountain1 I’m sure that it’s my favorite hike and backpacking trip we’ve done! I hope that we go back again, and again.
P.S. If anyone wants to share pictures from the trip, feel free to email me.