FKT: Miller Groome - Linville Gorge Hiking Circuit (NC) - 2023-02-22

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Hiking Circuit (34 miles)
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8h 22m 30s

This route is very technical to say the least. Much of the first 10 miles were on trails that are wildly difficult to navigate. Parts of them are not maintained and grown over. I found myself on false trails a couple times. However, its always fun knowing that you are the only one in the area. The trails tend to open up as the route goes on. But, It is difficult to run continuously for long due to the amount of down trees, rocks, and scrambles. The views are amazing, and the gorge is always a stunner. I got pretty cut up, shredded my shirt and running vest. It was a warm day for the time of season, but there is plenty of water to source from.