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Dec 19, 2015 - Holiday Hike in Gaston County

This past Saturday, we headed to the Charlotte area for a holiday hike and fun with friends in Gaston County. This December has been unseasonably warm, but it was chilly for the weekend, a welcome relief for steep climbing and scrambling at Crowders Mountain. We met in the Chapel Hill area to form carpools and headed south on I-85 to Crowders Mountain State Park. We arrived at the Linwood Road Access area of the park at about 1030 and started our hike. We started off on the Backside Trail towards Crowders Mountain, but when we got to the...

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Jan 19, 2013 - Crowders Mountain & Kings Pinnacle Hike

This past Saturday, we headed to Crowders Mountain State Park for a day hike. The previous week had lousy weather, being rainy most of the week and then a small snowstorm, but Saturday was forecast to be a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the 50s. I had only been to the park once before, almost exactly a year ago, and the weather was rainy and cold, so I was really looking forward to visiting Crowders Mountain on a nicer day and enjoying the scenic views across the Piedmont. I met Jim around 630 in Morrisville and we carpooled out...

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Jan 21, 2012 - Crowders Mountain

Our next stop was Crowders Mountain State Park to hike the Crowders and Rocktop Trails (Hike # 27). It started raining heavily on the drive from Charlotte, but by the time, we got to the park, though, the rain had lightened. King's Pinnacle was visible although partially covered by clouds. We parked at the Visitor Center, donned our rain gear and headed down the Crowders/Pinnacle Trail. At the split, we turned right to stay on Crowders Trail, down a ways to the street crossing at Sparrow Springs Road. Across the road we took the left trail...

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