High Peaks Sets Wildflower and Birding Strolls for Sunday, April 27

04/27/2014
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Celebrate spring by getting outside with the High Peaks Trail Association, which has three separate strolls planned for April 27, two for birding and one for wildflowers.

The day begins at Cane River Park with a birding stroll at 8 a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them and meet at the park for an exploration of four different habitats that are within easy walking distance on fairly level ground. The club will also lead a second birding stroll at the park at 5 p.m. For more information, contact hike leaders Bob and Laura at 683-3733.

High Peaks Tackles Jump-off Gap Saturday, April 19

04/19/2014 8:30 am
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For an unusual view of the northernmost section of the Black Mountains, join the High Peaks Trail Association for a hike to Jump-off Gap on April 19. This 8-mile hike is rated as difficult, with a climb and descent of more than 1,000 feet.

Hikers should assemble at the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m. The group will carpool to the trail head. Leashed dogs are welcome. Bring lunch, plenty of water, rain gear and warm clothes. Be sure to check the club’s website, www.nchighpeaks.org, or Facebook page for last-minute changes due to weather.

Black Mountain Campground Trail Workdays Moved to April 1 & 2

04/01/2014 9:00 am
04/02/2014 5:00 pm
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The Sunday trail workday and cook-out at the Black Mountain Campground is cancelled.  A weather advisory calling for high winds of 20-30mph with gusts up to 55mph, along with snow and cold, has conspired to frustrate our efforts to prepare the trails for the April opening of the campground.

Join High Peaks for Big Laurel Creek Hike Saturday, April 5

04/05/2014 8:30 am
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All are welcome to join the High Peaks Trail Association for a hike along picturesque Big Laurel Creek near Hot Springs on Saturday, April 5.

High Peaks Sets Trail Work March 30- CANCELLED

03/30/2014
03/31/2014
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high Peaks Trail Maintenance Day on Saturday, March 22

03/22/2014 8:30 am
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This month we will continue work on the relocation of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail from Black Mountain Campground to Neal's Creek Rd.  We will be joined by the trail maintenance club from Appalachian State University.  We plan to do tread work over the entire 1.5 mile section by splitting into teams with the ASU crew.  We will wrap up around 3 PM and enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers with the ASU crew (thanks Cynthia and Jake)!  Meeting places and times:
Town Square (north side) at 8:30 AM

Evening Birding Stroll at Cane River Park- Sun, Mar 23- 5 pm

03/23/2014 5:00 pm
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for two birding strolls at Cane River Park on Sunday, March 23. 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.

Morning Birding Stroll at Cane River Park- Sun, Mar 23- 8 am

03/23/2014 8:00 am
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Join the High Peaks Trail Association for two birding strolls at Cane River Park on Sunday, March 23. 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.

High Peaks Goes High Over Burnsville Sat March 1

03/01/2014 9:00 am
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For great views of Burnsville and the surrounding area, join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association Saturday, March 1 for a hike up Phillips Knob. This six-mile jaunt will include a climb and descent of about 1,500 feet and is rated moderately difficult.
 

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, March 14

03/14/2014 9:00 am
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Please join us at 9 AM on Friday, March 14 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.

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