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Lookout Tower Challenge Offers Great Winter Hiking


Last updated 1/11/2021 at 4:24pm

The lookout tower on Wesser Bald, like Wayah Bald, is along the Appalachian Trail. Myers attempted to complete a thru-hike of the AT this past summer, but chose to leave the trail before completing his hike due to COVID-19.

One of the fun parts of Winter is getting way up in the mountains and gazing down through all the leafless sections of forest that normally block views during the warm months. With Appalachian winters proving to be as wild as ever, with lows in the teens and highs in the mid 60s the same week, it can be hard to predict whether or not sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway or other high-altitude vistas will be open to provide access to these views. Well, fear not because the Carolina Mountain Club has a hiking challenge that may provide some relief.

The Lookout Tower Challenge (LTC) is a series...

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