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. 

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.

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

12/16/2017
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       The High Peaks Birders are planning the next Audubon Christmas Bird Count and have chosen Saturday, December 16th with a back up date of the 30th.   We are looking for bird watchers of all skill levels to help with the count. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is the longest running citizen-science project.

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.

High Peaks Sets Annual Meeting Sept. 30 at Mt. Mitchell

09/30/2017 10:00 am
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Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for some spectacular early Autumn views as the club holds its annual meeting at the restaurant lounge on Mt. Mitchell on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

Birding Stroll Set to Follow Annual Meeting

09/30/2017 1:00 pm
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High Peaks Birding Stroll on Saturday, Sept. 23

09/23/2017 8:30 am
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 Hello birders young and not so young. The birding stroll we announced for last weekend did not go, as Wolf Laurel didn’t give us access due to power outages they were dealing with. So we are announcing a rescheduled birding stroll for Saturday, September 23 on Big Bald over near Wolf Laurel.  Steve Buettner will be the stroll leader.  We will be looking for all species, but hope to catch a kettle of migrating hawks.  The Yancey van will leave Town Square at 8:30.  Please bring a $5.00 donation to help pay for your ride.

Birding Stroll Postponed Until Sat. Sept. 23

09/23/2017 8:30 am
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Due to issues with access to the site we wish to use we have to postpone the birding stroll for a week. Sorry for the change in plans.  Details will be available soon.

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