AT: Winding Stair Gap to Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC)
ElevationAscent: 5,316' 1,620 m
Descent: -7,280' -2,219 m
High: 5,336' 1,626 m
Low: 1,722' 525 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 52% (27°)
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“A great point-to-point run along the Appalachian Trail.”— Mike W
Day 2 - We left Wayah Bald and made our way to Wesser Bald Shelter (MM 120.8 to 131.4). The ending elevation was 4,092 feet, and the elevation was more consistent with the climbs and descents over the last section.
Day 3 - The last leg of our run took us from Wesser Bald Shelter to the NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) (MM 131.4 to 137.3). There was a consistent descent all the way back to 2,051 feet. While this was the shortest leg of our run, it was challenging because of the downhill grade.
Land Manager: USFS - Nantahala National Forest Office