NC High Peaks Trail Association ANNUAL Meeting TIME CHANGE!

12/07/2013 10:00 am
12/07/2013 11:30 am

Our Third Annual Meeting of the ncHPta membership will be Saturday, December 7 at 10 AM in the Community Room on the second floor of the NEW Yancey County Library (321 School Circle, across from the Parkway Playhouse) in Burnsville, NC.  We have moved the meeting to the morning so as not to conflict with the Burnsville Town Holiday Parade scheduled fo 3 PM.  Come join us for the meeting and then have plenty of time for lunch in town and to see the parade!

Sunday Stroll to Roaring Fork Falls

11/24/2013 1:00 pm

Sunday, Nov. 24, the club will lead a stroll to Roaring Fork Falls, one of the county’s most dramatic waterfalls. This easy hike of about 1 mile has little elevation change.

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau and Learn About NC High Peaks Trail Association

11/23/2013 4:00 pm

Join the High Peaks Trail Association at Burnsville Wine and… on Saturday Nov. 23 for a celebration of the Beaujolais Nouveau, or first wines of the 2013 harvest. The event is free and will run from 4 to 7 p.m.

NC High Peaks Trail Association Board Meeting, Friday, November 22

11/22/2013 9:00 am

Please join us at 9 AM on Friday, November 22 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!  We will be planning hikes for next year.  Let us know what hikes you would like to see and if perhaps you might lead one.

Beauty Spot Hike Set for Saturday, Nov. 2

11/02/2013 8:30 am

Spectacular views will be the reward for hikers joining High Peaks Trail Association for a Nov. 2 outing to Beauty Spot and Unaka Mountain. The strenuous hike of about 6 miles will include a climb and descent of roughly 1,000 feet.

The hike will traverse a series of balds beginning at Beauty Spot, then proceed steeply up Unaka Mountain before branching off on Red Fork Road to take in the superb views from the Unaka Mountain Overlook. We will then backtrack our path, returning to Beauty Spot.

High Peaks Stroll at Mountain Heritage Sunday, Oct. 27

10/27/2013 1:00 pm

Get a glimpse of the fall color on a leisurely stroll with the High Peaks Trail Association Oct. 27 at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville.

High Peaks Seeks Spectacular Views in Sat, Oct. 12 Hike

10/12/2013 8:30 am

Join High Peaks for a high altitude hike in Madison County Oct. 12 when the club tackles a section of the Appalachian Trail that crosses a spectacular high ridge known as Firescald. Good leaf color and stunning long-range views in all directions should greet hikers; legend has it that in clear weather one can see the Rocky Mountains from this vantage point. Come see for yourself! We guarantee there will be rocks and mountains.

Hike the Black Mountains with High Peaks Sat, Oct. 5

10/05/2013 8:30 am

If you’ve been wanting to hike the highest trail in the Eastern U.S., now’s your chance. High Peaks Trail Association will lead a hike along the crest of the Black Mountains from Mt.

High Peaks Stroll near Mt. Mitchell Sunday, Sept. 29

09/29/2013 1:00 pm

Take a stroll back in time Sunday, Sept. 29 when the High Peaks Trail Association leads an afternoon walk to the site of Camp Alice, an historic logging camp high on the slopes of Mt. Mitchell.

Heads Up- New Changes- Sat., Sept. 21

09/21/2013 8:30 am

If you've been watching the weather forecast then you know we're likely to have plenty of rain and possibly thunderstorms tomorrow, especially during the afternoon. We've decided to lower our expectations of what we can accomplish, yet still get a hike in tomorrow.

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