Roan Crest

A collection of photos from a recent trip to hike the Roan Crest, a section of the Appalachian Trail that traverses the expansive massif of the Roan Highlands.

Posted by Scott Cooper on 11th Nov 2013

5 backpacking buddies, 1 shuttle ride to the trailhead, some whiskey, endless epic views, 1 tent with hundreds of tiny little ember holes, 3 days and 2 nights, 15 miles, lots of coffee, and lots of good memories. A collection of photos from a recent trip to hike the Roan Crest, a section of the Appalachian Trail that traverses the expansive massif of the Roan Highlands.

Group shot before the traverse of the Roan Crest.
Asending Roan High Knob, we found the frost line.
Mark checking out the views from Roan High Bluff.
Descending the A.T. into Engine Gap.
Sunset from Grassy Ridge Bald. Almost no need for a caption.
Our tents set up on Grassy Ridge. If you know, then you know.
Sunrise from the campsite. The profile of Grandfather Mountain is visible.
Emerging from my tent to prepare some coffee.
Back on the trail heading towards Big Yellow Mountain.
Fisher making it look easy.
Group photo at the beginning of day 3 just before getting back on the trail to head out.