Higher Ground

Field Report No. 20150307

Topic: Hikes

Conditions: Sunny

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COMMENTS: We filled our bellies with eggs and grits and birthday cake and made a run at Burch Mountain in an attempt to reach Eagle Rock. Unfortunately for us, the county road was closed, making for longer trip than planned. Not as much huffing and puffing as our last foothills jaunt, but still steep enough to get the heart pounding. Never did make it to Eagle Eock—too far with the gate closed and nap time was fast approaching. Higher ground next time.

KEY FEATURES: The dirt road was graded in 2014, making safe passage to the parking areas near top. The Eagle Rock summit rises over 4,500 feet above sea level.

RECOMMENDATIONS: If hikes aren't your thing, but you still want incredible views from southern slopes, head over to The Highlander Golf Course instead. Either way, cool off with gelato over at Ice.