Linville Gorge Trip Report: Quinn and I completed a Linville Gorge rim hike over 2012 New Year's Eve. We spent New Year’s Eve at the base of Conley Cove warmed by a great New Year’s fire. Our trip included a barefooted crossing of the Linville River with 30 pound packs (Buuurrrr) on the Mountain to Sea Trail. Evening 1 Short hike to Lost Dog Camp (Conley Cove cliffs), Day 2 Rock Jock to Pinch In ad down to LVT, Day 3 LVG to MTS transfer then Shortoff Mtn ascent, Day 4 ascent of the Chmneys, Table Rock, and decent from Spence Ridge. Camped at base of Conley Cove. The last morning Acent of Conley Cove and home. Nights 20-s-30's and days in the 50's. A great way to start 2012. Pics on FaceBook at al brookins.