Ultra on the Art Loeb Trail
June 21st, 2019
Trail Runners or hikers looking to put in some mileage, this one is for you! Self supported hiking on the view packed 30 mile Art Loeb Trail summitting 6000' peaks in the Balsam Range of the Blue Ridge. Hike or run on your own with a guide stationed for food or first aid every 8 to 10 trail miles.
*This trip will run if there are a minimum of 2 participants signed up
In order to sign up for this trip, please go to our Day Hikes calendar and select the date of the trip (June 21st). You will find the trip listed there. Once you have signed up for the trip, we will be in contact up until a month before by emailing you with a form to fill out which includes a waiver and health form; we will need to get this form back from you at least 1 week before the trip.
You may also sign up by giving us a call at 828-713-5451. Also, feel free to give us a call or email us if you have questions regarding the trip. We can be reached by email at dHJpcHMgfCBibHVlcmlkZ2VoaWtpbmdjbyAhIGNvbQ==.
The hike will meet at the Asheville Visitor's Center (36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801) at 6:00am. Please be on time. A guide will meet you with snacks for the first leg along with any gear requests and will be able to provide transportation to the trailhead.
Again, the hiking is not guided, but supported; a guide will show you trail markers to follow to get you started and will be available approximately every 8-10 trail miles in order to help with food, first aid or water.
Hike begins at Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp trailhead; from there, you will follow the Art Loeb Trail across the entire Balsam Range (at elevations of 6000'+) to wind down into Davidson River Camp in Pisgah National Forest; 30 miles of incredible views and rugged terrain!
Payment in full is required to hold your spot with 15% of the total cost non-refundable ($26.25). Refunds (minus the 15 percent) can be issued up until 2 weeks prior to departure time.
Within 2 weeks, a refund will be issued if Blue Ridge Hiking Company decides to cancel the hike due to severe weather. Remember, we hike rain or shine. :)
What to bring:
Food: BRHC provides all on-trail food for the trip. While we do cater to dietary requests within reason, please keep in mind fresh food options are limited due to trying to keep food lightweight; we are only out for a short time.
Personal Items: You are expected to bring your own clothing, personal gear (headlamp, water-bottle, daypack), and medications. Generally, comfortable walking shoes are better than heavy hiking boots. Please do not pack any cotton - if it gets wet, it does not dry quickly and will not keep you warm. Athletic clothes are a good option. BRHC will have community gear options available, such as maps, compasses and toilet paper and trowel if necessary at no additional cost.
If needed, gear rental (daypacks, trekking poles) may be an option.
If your guide does an exceptional job, you may show your appreciation with a tip
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