Pine Swamp to Johns Creek: AT hike #10

13.2 miles. Strenuous. $6.50 carpool fee. 62 miles from Roanoke.

The hike is located in Giles County. From Stony Creek Valley the trail climbs 1,100 feet in one mile to the heavily wooded northern slope of Big Mountain. It passes the Bailey Gap Shelter at 3.6 miles. The trail then winds through the 11,172-acre Mountain Lake Wilderness. At 7.6 miles it passes Wind Rock on Potts Mountain, which provides the best view point of the hike. The trail passes War Spur Shelter at 12.4 miles.

Hike leader: Dave Socky.  Home 540-989-7693.  Cell: 540-529-1591.  sockydr@cox.net