Ivestor Gap Trail

October 30, 2016

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder… he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”
-Rachel Carson

When I first started the Pisgah 400 challenge, I stated my main goal was to incorporate my family into as many hikes as possible. This takes longer, but is so worth it. Ivestor Gap Trial is a very family-friendly hike. With 233 ft. of ascent and 240 ft. of descent, there are no huge mountains to climb, or tough rock scrambles, only a wonderful hike with beauteous views of Shining Rock Wilderness.

We parked at the Black Balsam Parking lot, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiked to Shining Rock Gap, and returned the same way.

GPS link: https://www.movescount.com/moves/move129287564

Total mileage is 8.93 miles.

4 thoughts on “Ivestor Gap Trail

  1. I can’t deny that a shared adventure overrides the satisfaction of checking off my hiking goals. With my new NH48 goal I realize I could probably do it in a year if I did it solo but without hiking companions it wouldn’t be as much fun or mean as much.

    Beautiful pics by the way!

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