Monday Rollers

We Usta be the Monday Strollers
Now we’re the Monday Rollers
Rollin, Rollin, Rollin
Though the streams are swollen
Keep them hikers rollin
Rawhide
Movin, Movin, Movin
(Unless they’re disapprovin)
Keep them hikers movin
Rawhide
(above lyrics with apologies to the Blues Brothers)

When this group was first formed over 30 years ago it was named the Monday Strollers, being the easiest in the hiking difficulty chain among the original three hiking groups.  With the formation of two other groups, our group was renamed the Monday Pisgah Hikers, and we are three up and three down (right in the middle) in the group difficulty ratings chain. The Pisgah Hiker hike ratings are from 1-10; higher ratings indicate greater difficulty. Ours are mostly less than R6.  See Difficulty Scales.

Regular departure time and place: The Lowe’s Assembly area in the Lowe’s parking lot at the curbline closest to and parallel with US64.  Please be there by 8:50 a.m. to allow time for sign-up, chitchat and whatnot.  We leave promptly at 9:00 a.m.   For DuPont hikes, check the description for a 2nd meet-up location and time for hikers coming from Henderson County.
Monday Pisgah Hiker Group Leaders:
Jeri Schneider jschnei2@bellsouth.net


Monday Rollers Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

January 13th…M21C..Butter Gap in Pisgah Forest….
600’…4 miles…R4….$1.50
Leader:
Jeri In and out from the Fish Hatchery

January 20th…M42A…Arboretum..400’….
4 miles….R3….$3
Leader: Jeri
We will park in the lot inside the gate and hike a loop, going to the visitor center and around Carolina Mountain and Bent Creek trails.

January 27th….Camp Merriweather in Cashiers…..
100′ …..3 miles….R4…$5
Leader: Jeri
We will drive to Cashiers, park along the trail and hike around the lake through the Camp grounds.

February 3rd….M81…Wintergreen Falls…..
450’…..4.5 miles….R3….$2
Leader: Jeri
We will start the hike at the Guion Farms parking lot and follow the trail to the Falls and back.

February 10th….M24A….McCall Cemetery Loop….
about 200’….3.5 miles…$2
Leader:
Starting at the Long Branch trailhead on Davidson River Road we make a CCW loop on the Long Branch trail, Cemetery Trail.

February 17th…M62A….Estatoe Gorge…..
900’…4.6 miles…..R6…..$5

Leader: Fred
This hike starts on a side road at the foot of the hill on Us 178 and descends to Estatoe Creek and returns by same route.

February 24th….M66A…..Whitewater, Lower Falls…
849’….4.2 miles….R4..$5
Leader:
This is a round tripper from the Bad Creek parking lot, turning around at the observation platform.

March 2nd…..Camellias at the South Carolina Botanical Garden…
100’…2.5 miles.
R2…..$6
Leader: Jeri
We drive to Clemson, view the Camellias, go out for lunch and drive home.

March 9th…..Devil’s Fork State Park and Oconee Station Cove….
approx. 3.5 miles…..400’….R5….$5
Leader: Jeri
This will be an early Spring flower hike at two locations off of highway 11 in SC. Lunch along a trail. (SC state park fee)

March 16th….M73A….Ravencliff…..
500’…..3.7 miles….R5….$3 + (SC state park fee)
Leader: Jeri
From the Parking lot along US 276, we hike down to the platform overlooking the falls, have lunch and return.

March 23rd….Turkey Pen in Pisgah Forest….
Approx. 900’…4 miles…R5…$2
Leader:
This is an in and out trail from the parking area off of US 280. We will cross the South Mills River and hike to a lunch spot on the river.

March 30th…Thompson Ridge-Pilot Rock….
less than 1750’…less than 6.7 miles
R8….$4
Leader: Fred

This hike is in the area of Pisgah Inn and Blue Ridge Parkway. Hikers at meet up will determine how much of this trail will be covered.

April 6th…..M35A…Pisgah Ridge…..
200′ up….approx 600′ down…3.5 miles..R4
$5. Leader: Jeri
We drop a shuttle at Looking Glass Rock overlook and start our hike at the intersection of BRP and BBR.

April 13th….M17B…Shining Creek….
1080’…..4.0 miles……R6…..$4
Leader:
Wilderness hike, limit 10 hikers. From the trailhead on US 276 we hike to Shining Creek for lunch and back.

April 20th…Carl’s Wildflower hike in Cashiers, Rough Run/High Falls….
Approximately 4.5 miles…300’…R4..$6
Leader: Jeri
This hike follows the West Fork of the Tuskasegee River and includes two waterfalls and many wild flowers.

April 27th….M21B….Cat Gap Short Loop…
750’….4.5 miles…R5….$1.50
Leader: Jeri
This hike is either CCW or CW around the Cat Gap inside Loop via the Cat Gap Bypass.

May 4th…M16A….Promontory Stump….
300’….4 miles….R3….$3
Leader: Jeri
After dropping a shuttle at Pink Beds, we will start out hike at Pigeon Gap on the parkway and hike down the MTS to Barnett Branch Trail and then on to Pink Beds JCT. We then finish on the short Pink Beds Trail.

May 11th…Mine Mountain Trail in DuPont to Bridal Veil Falls….
600’….5 miles..R4…$2.50.
Leader: Jeri
From the Fawn Lake Parking Lot we hike a loop trail over Mine Mountain, around to Corn Mill Shoals and the Falls. Then back over the airstrip trail and Conservation Road.

May 18th….Water Rock Knob on the Parkway…..
3 miles….800′ of climb..R5..$6
Leader: Viva
Two hikes on this trip, one being the Knob summit itself and also a neighboring short hike.

May 25th….Slate Rock/Pilot Cove….3
.5 miles….700’…..R5….$3.50
Leader: Jeri
Our trailhead is along Yellow Gap Road. We hike up Slate Rock Ridge trail, then switching to Pilot Cove Loop Trail for the downhill. Lunch on Rattlesnake Rock overlooking Slate Rock.

June 1st….Turkey Pen in DuPont State Forest…
to be scouted.

June 8th…Two hikes near Mt. Mitchell…….
4.5 miles…approx 400’…R5…$6
Leader: Viva
Hike 1 is Greybeard Overlook to Glassmine Overlook, (shuttle at Glassmine. Hike 2 will be out and back to the Potato Knob Fields.