Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for an easy stroll at Bolen’s Creek on Sunday April 26. The outing should provide a glimpse of spring flowers in bloom, along with gorgeous views of one of the area’s most beautiful streams.
Strollers should assemble at the Burnsville Town Square at 1 p.m. on April 26. Transportation will be provided in a Yancey County van for a $5 fee. No pets are allowed in the vans.
Everyone is welcome to join the HP Board at our next regular Board meeting to be held at Appalachian Java on West Main St. at 9 am on Thursday, April 9. We plan to discuss our hike schedule, trail maintenance, Mt. Mitchell activities and any other items the Board or our members wish to consider. Come have a cup of coffee and a bagel with us!
The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will lead hikers into the historic abandoned community of Lost Cove on Saturday, April 4. Settled during or shortly after the Civil War, Lost Cove is nestled above the Nolichucky River, and can only be reached on foot.
Because the weather forecast is for cool and rainy tomorrow, we're changing the board meeting back to its regular time and location-- 9 am at Appalachian Java in Burnsville. All members are welcome to attend!
Join High Peaks for a high altitude hike in Madison County Saturday, March 7 when the club tackles a section of the Appalachian Trail that crosses a spectacular high ridge known as Firescald. Stunning long-range views in all directions should greet hikers.
OK, I give up, the weather has us beat! No trail work this Saturday (tomorrow). Mike took a ride out that way and there is still plenty of snow. Some of it is melting or slushy but will turn to ice tonight with cold temps expected. For those of you on the CMC Monday Crew we may try on Monday but rain is forecast. Look for a separate e-mail on that.
If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to start an exercise program, the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association offers the perfect introduction with an easy stroll at Mountain Heritage High School on Feb. 22.
Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a mid-winter hike at Roan Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 7. This five-mile jaunt of moderate difficulty will offer spectacular views from one of the region’s signature peaks.
Please join High Peaks for our first monthly trail maintenance day of the year. We have several projects planned around Black Mountain Campground including final preparations for opening our new MST relo, beginning relocation of a portion of the Devil's Den trail, and starting the spring clearing of the hiking trails around the campground. Meet at the kiosk across from the campground at 9:15. Anyone interesting in carpooling can meet John on the north side of the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30. Bring water, lunch, gloves, and trail tools (if you have them).