Wildflower Presentation and Stroll

04/27/2013 1:00 pm
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Wildflowers are springing forth! Come see expert Scott Dean from the Asheville Arboretum speak and give a presentation on local wildflowers! The event will be Saturday, April 27 at 1:00pm at the Yancey County Library, free to all. Refreshments after the brief followed by an optional trip (requested $10 donation and RSVP) to a beautiful garden, the Dorothy Thomas Memorial Nature Trail!

Green Knob Fire Tower Dedication- Saturday, April 20

04/20/2013 11:00 am
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Join in celebrating the restoration of the Green Knob Fire Tower this Saturday, April 20 at 12-noon at the Green Knob Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mile 350.4). A short ceremony featuring Peter Barr with the North Carolina Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association and Lloyd Allen, a fire tower expert who restored the Snow Ball Fire Tower in Buncombe County and whose father served as a lookout on the Green Knob Fire Tower. A short, quarter-mile hike up to the Fire Tower will follow the ceremony.

Lost Cove Hike

04/13/2013 8:30 am
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We'll meet on the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 am or at the gate to FS road 278 on White Oak Flats Road at 9:15. We will perform trail maintenance (lopping and down tree removal) while hiking 2.5 miles in with a 1000-foot elevation drop. We'll have lunch in Lost Cove and visit the cemetery on the land the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy recently acquired. Then we'll hike back up the 1000-feet and 2.5 miles to the trail head on FS road 278 below Joe Louis Fields.

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, April 12 (Date Change)

04/12/2013 9:00 am
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Please join us at 9 AM on Friday, April 12 for our monthly 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!

NC High Peaks Trail Maintenance Days (Mon., Tue, Wed. 4/1 through 4/3)

04/01/2013 9:00 am
04/03/2013 4:00 pm
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NC High Peaks Trail Association is planning a three-day work period centered on Black Mountain Campground.  Jake Blood is organizing the work and we will clear at least a half-dozen trails.  We also plan to apply stain to the deck and railings of the recently restored Green Knob Lookout Tower.  

Hike from Burnsville to Phillips Knob- Sunday, March 31

03/31/2013 1:00 pm
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March 31 Hike Features Great View of Black Mountains
Phillips Knob overlooking Burnsville will be the destination for a hike sponsored by the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Sunday, March 31. This hike is about six to eight miles roundtrip along state and logging roads for the most part, with terrific views of the Black Mountains. If there are any letterboxers in the group, they will be able to check out several boxes along the way.

Stroll to Roaring Fork Falls- Sunday, March 24- CANCELLED due to cold rainy forecast

03/24/2013 1:00 pm
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Sorry- this hike has been cancelled due to the cold rainy forecast for the 24th.
 
NC High Peaks will hold a lovely Sunday Stroll on March 24 to the very pretty Roaring Forks Falls near the Mt. Mitchel Golf Course on Rt. 80S. This is a very easy, nearly level hike, suitable for all ages, as it is just one mile roundtrip.

Stroll Set Sunday, Feb 24 At New Rec Park

02/24/2013 1:00 pm
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North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association will conduct a Sunday stroll, Feb. 24, at the new Whitt Bottom Recreation Park. This is a dog and child friendly walk, about a mile long, with little or no elevation gain. Walkers can meet at the Town Square at 1 p.m. for car pooling, or at Whitt Bottom ( Cane River Rd. and 19W) at 1:20.

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, March 15

03/15/2013 9:00 am
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Please join us at 9 AM on Friday, March 15 for our monthly 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!

Colbert Ridge Hike- Sat, Feb 2

02/02/2013 8:30 am
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Join NC High Peaks Trail Association this Saturday for an arduous hike along the Colbert Ridge Trail. The hike traverses stately forests and steep terrain on the rocky Toe River side of the Black Mountains, affording spectacular views of the valley as well as Grandfather Mountain, Roan Mountain, and Table Rock. Beginning at the Buncombe Horse Trail, hikers will ascend Middle Ridge past a little-known but spectacular waterfall, then cross over on a steep connecting trail to Colbert Ridge to complete a seven mile loop with rocky overlooks and a final descent past an old mica mine.

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