Stage 3 - Carl Schenck Loop
Thursday, September 19, 2013:
- 33 miles. 4770+ ft of elevation gain
- Starts at The Cradle of Forestry-Birthplace of Forest Conservation in America
- Named for Dr. Carl Schenck who was brought to the area in 1895 by the Vanderbilt family (Biltmore Estate) to manage the forest. He focused all of his forestry skills on transforming the woodlands we know today as Pisgah National Forest into a restored image of what was once a flourishing forest.
- Longest, toughest stage.
- Includes Squirrel Gap (other direction), Luarel Mountain, Pilot Rock, Black Mountain (west side), and Laurel Creek Trails