Cole Burris

  • Backpack to Angel Falls Overlook in the Big South Fork

    Starting at a very small parking space, you head onto a fairly overgrown trail for half a mile. The trail then begins to thin out and is not as overgrown. Keeping a steady incline, you almost instantly feel the burn in your calves.  At around 2 mi...

    6.4 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hiking and Camping at Charlies Bunion in the Winter

    Starting at the newfound gap parking lot, you are on the state line of North Carolina & Tennessee. You begin the journey along the Appalachian Trail, and quickly begin to gain some serious elevation. Averaging a whopping 405 foot elevation gai...

    8.1 miles 1640 ft gain

  • Backpack to Black Balsam Knob

    With a wide variety of ways to access the bald, this is an ideal hike or backpacking trail for almost everybody. From a short quick hike, to a difficult loop, this place has something for everybody. The quickest and easiest route to the balds is v...

    0.5 miles 450 ft gain