Trail Narrows in Trees
Follow 344 as it climbs steeply uphill and is quite rocky in spots. Follow tracklog carefully because roads branch off in places. Some maps label this road as a pack trail. At Point #9, the road becomes very narrow with tight manuevering through the trees. At this point you are on private land. We actually ran into the property owners who were up there in their Jeep. They were quite nice and actually escorted us just a bit farther following a fork to the left. We soon came to an interesting overlook across a broad area of white quartz, namesake to Crystal Mountain. Turn around here please to avoid disturbing the land owners just down the hill. Return the way you came up. If you take the shortcut downhill left at Point #5, please drive slowly and respect the rights of property owners along the way. Large gate at bottom at Buckhorn Road is usually open. If not, you'll have to come back to Point #5 and go out the way you came in.