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NCBT temporarily closed in Highlands, NC area due to wildfire

October 30th, 2016 by Thomas Witherspoon

Notice:

The NCBT is temporarily closed due to a wildfire in the Highlands area as of Sat. 10/29/16:

Click here for more information.

[UPDATE 03 November 2016] NCBTS member, Jim Kautz, notes:

[T]he trail from Wine Springs Bald to Nantahala Lake was closed due to a fire that is not yet fully contained.

Higher winds are predicted for tonight and tomorrow and no rain is in sight. That’s not good news.

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6 responses about “NCBT temporarily closed in Highlands, NC area due to wildfire”

  1. Jim Kautz said:

    Tommy: you may wish to add that yesterday, the trail from Wine Springs Bald to Nantahala Lake was closed due to a fire that is not yet fully contained.

    Higher winds are predicted for tonight and tomorrow and no rain is in sight. That’s not good news.

  2. Thomas Witherspoon said:

    Thank you, Jim!

  3. Jim Kautz said:

    Much more of the trail is now closed. This evening, I read a report that says the BT is closed from Harrison Gap to Nantahala Lake. The USFS is putting out info a couple of times a day, so you may want to check with the USFS to get details to post.

    Bottom line is that anyone from outside our area who is planning hike the BT should stay away until the fires are out and the NCBTS has time to clean up the trail.

  4. Dan Rock said:

    Please update the condition of the trail near Jones Gap and Scaly Mountain, Ie Highlands area. Is the trail still closed there? Thank you

  5. Beth Peters said:

    Has the trail been reopened in the Jones Gap area? My hiking group is hoping to hike there in early January. Thank you for any help.

  6. Zachary Chastain said:

    Is the trail reopened now?

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