High Peaks Holds Annual Meeting Oct. 25

10/25/2014 4:00 pm
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The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will hold its annual meeting Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Community Room on the second floor of the Yancey County Library. Members and the general public are invited to attend.

The program will include presentations on club activities of the past year, election of Board members and plans for the upcoming year.

High Peaks Leads Stroll to Green Knob Fire Tower Sunday, Oct. 26

10/26/2014 1:00 pm
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association Sunday, October 26 for a fun stroll to the Green Knob Fire Tower located near the Blue Ridge Parkway. This moderate stroll or easy hike is only 1/4 mile each way.  The trail climbs 300 feet from the overlook to the fire tower.
 

High Peaks Leads Bird-Watching Stroll Sat., Oct. 25

10/25/2014 9:00 am
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a birding stroll at Cane River Park on Oct. 25. This park offers the opportunity to see a wide variety of species, including mammals, so bring binoculars if you have them and even an extra pair to share.

High Peaks Tackles Black Mountain Crest Trail Saturday, Oct. 18

10/18/2014 8:30 am
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The High Peaks Trail Association will lead one of its most challenging – and rewarding – hikes of the year when the club takes on the Black Mountain Crest Trail on Oct. 18. The outing will be followed by a pot luck supper and party in the Cattail Community.

The 8-mile jaunt will begin at Mt. Mitchell, proceed down to Deep Gap and then descend steeply to the Cattail Community. Only seasoned hikers should consider joining because the 3,000-foot descent will be tough on the knees. 

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, FRIDAY October 10

10/10/2014 9:00 am
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Please join us at 9 AM on Friday, October 10 for our regular Board Meeting   All members and visitors are welcome.  Location: Appalachian Java on West Main St. in Burnsville.  Come share a cup of coffee and see what we're up to!  We always welcome input on our hiking and trail maintenance activities.  This month we will begin planning our hike schedule for 2015.  If you can't make the meeting send an e-mail to info@nchighpeaks.org with hikes you'd like the club to do.

High Peaks Leads Fall Color Hike Over Big Butt Oct. 4

10/04/2014 8:30 am
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Join High Peaks on Saturday, October 4 for some early fall color when we hike the Big Butt Trail from Balsam Gap on the Parkway to Cane River Gap. This 5.6-mile trek descends about 1,500 feet, but also has a few significant climbs, including a long stairway up Little Butt. The climb is worth the effort, though, for the spectacular view of the Black Mountain chain from Little Butt. Hikers will meet at the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m.

High Peaks Leads Birdwatching Stroll Sunday, September 28

09/28/2014 5:00 pm
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a birding stroll at Cane River Park on Sunday, Sept. 28. This park offers the opportunity to see a wide variety of species, including mammals, so bring binoculars if you have them and even an extra pair to share. Please dress for the weather – we’ll be going rain or shine.

Meet at the park near the kiosk in the main parking lot for the stroll, which begins at 5 p.m. We will explore four different habitats in off-the-beaten-path parts of the park, walking about one mile over the course of about 90 minutes to two hours.

High Peaks Leads Hike Over Roan Mountain Sat., Sept. 20

09/20/2014 8:30 am
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a jaunt over spectacular Roan Mountain on Sept. 20. This difficult 6.3-mile hike will reward hikers with great views from the top of one of the region’s signature peaks.

High Peaks Board Meeting on THURSDAY, September 18

09/18/2014 9:00 am
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Please join us at 9 AM on Thursday, Septemeber 18 for our regular Board Meeting   All members and visitors are welcome.  Location: Appalachian Java on West Main St. in Burnsville.  Come share a cup of coffee and see what we're up to!  Agenda items will include planning for nest year's hikes.  We always welcome input on our hiking and trail maintenance activities.

Hike Over Blackstock Knob CANCELLED

09/06/2014 8:30 am
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Due to the predictions for thunderstorms, the hike over Blackstock Knob has been cancelled for Sept 6.

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