Come join us explore the majestic Black Mountains and scenic Toe River Valley of Western North Carolina

 

Hiking in the Black Mountains and Toe River Valley near Burnsville, North Carolina is a very rewarding experience. The area has a wide variety of terrain to explore ranging from lush river valleys to majestic mountain ridges.  At  6,684 foot elevation, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. 

Christmas Bird Count

12/16/2017
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       It’s time, it’s time, for the High Peaks Audubon Christmas Bird Count!    The date is Saturday December 16th.

Teams are forming now, so if you’re able to, you can join us either in the field counting with one of the teams; or at home from your feeder(s) if you live within the count circle.  The CBC is an all day event. However, if you can only commit to a half day, you're still welcome to join us.  Please contact Russ ASAP at 828/682-4199.

High Peaks Hosts Beaujolais Nouveau on Saturday, November 18

11/18/2017 4:00 pm
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Saturday, November 18, 4 to 6 pm, join High Peaks for a wine tasting with Beaujolais Nouveau, the "First Wine of the Season," at Burnsville Wine And...

Stop by, visit with other folks from High Peaks, pick up a T-Shirt or two for Christmas gifts, enjoy a glass of this season's Beaujolais and take a bottle or two home for Thanksgiving Dinner. 

This annual event is a great way to learn about upcoming club activities!

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Volunteer Opportunity

11/15/2017 9:00 am
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As you may know, NC High Peaks took on a new task this past year-- serving as the Crabtree Falls Chapter of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Part of our responsibilities include ensuring the cleanliness of the many overlooks on our almost fifty mile section of the parkway.

High Peaks Hike Nov. 11 Features Spectacular Views

11/11/2017 8:30 am
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Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for some of the most spectacular views in the Appalachians when the club hosts two hikes Nov. 11 that will begin at Big Bald on the Appalachian Trail. This iconic peak stands at 5,516 feet, offering 360-degree views that include the Blacks, Craggies and Roan Mountain.

HP Birders Presentation

11/10/2017 6:00 pm
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High Peaks Birders will present “Birds at Cane River Park”, a collection of bird photographs by Steve Buettner mostly taken at the park, upstairs at the Public Library in Burnsville, November 10 starting at 6 PM. 

 

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday October 19

10/19/2017 9:00 am
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Please join High Peaks for our regularly scheduled Board meeting on Thursday, October 19 at 9:00 AM upstairs at Appalachian Java.  All members are welcome to attend.  This month we will be welcoming new Board members and electing officers for the next 12 months.  We will also introduce our proposed hike schedule for 2017.

 

High Peaks Offers Rare Chance to Glimpse Fall Colors from Green Knob Fire Tower

10/21/2017 10:00 am
10/21/2017 4:00 pm
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With the cooperation of the U.S. Forest Service, the NC High Peaks Trail Association will offer a rare opportunity to glimpse fall colors from the Green Knob Fire Tower off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Normally locked because of the threat of vandalism, this historic fire tower offers tremendous 360-degree views of Mt. Mitchell, the South Toe River Valley, the Linville Gorge profile and the Piedmont, all as the fall colors are reaching their peak.

High Peaks Explores Lost Cove Oct. 7

10/07/2017 8:30 am
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The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will lead hikers into the historic abandoned community of Lost Cove on Saturday, Oct.7. Settled during or shortly after the Civil War, Lost Cove is nestled above the Nolichucky River, and can only be reached on foot.

Bird Stroll after HP Annual Meeting

09/30/2017 1:00 pm
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There will be a birding stroll at 1 PM on Saturday September 30, on the Mt Mitchell Nature Trail near the mountain's summit.  The stroll will follow the annual meeting for High Peaks Trail Association that occurs on that same day beginning at 10 a.m.  The meeting will probably run until lunch time.  Meeting attendees who wish to attend the stroll can join us for lunch at the restaurant.

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