Laura Beth Slagle

Professional Guide

Laura Beth is an Asheville native with a degree in Geology from UNC Asheville. She is our resident expert on rocks and is also one of our senior guides. She has grown up with a healthy appreciation of the Blue Ridge Mountains and their beauty so much that she pursued a degree that she could apply to her love for the outdoors. When Laura Beth isn’t working or guiding she can be found (you guessed it) outdoors; most notably exploring locals only swimming holes with her friends. Laura Beth has logged more miles in these mountains than most guides, she is an expert in the backcountry and cherishes the opportunity to share her love for the outdoors with others.

Laura Beths’ resume includes iconic trails such as:

  • The Art Loeb Trail
  • Linville Gorge Wilderness East and West Rim
  • Leconte
  • Shining Rock Wilderness
  • Cold Mountain