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.

Sunday Stroll on New Trail at Mountain Heritage HS- January 27

01/27/2013 1:00 pm
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On Sunday, January 27, hikers can meet at the Town Square at 1 p.m. or at the parking lot above the Mountain Heritage High School football field at 1:15 to stroll along the one mile trail. This is an easy, child, stroller and dog friendly hike with a gentle 200 foot elevation gain. Contact stroll leader Jake Blood at 284-6878 for more details. The group can also be followed on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ncHighPeaks.

NC High Peaks Trail Maintenance Day, February 8 CANCELED

02/08/2013 8:30 am
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Friday we will return to Colbert Ridge Trail and work on the connector trail to Locust Creek Rd. and the falls.  Meet in Burnsville at 8:30 AM (north side of the town square), or at the Colbert Ridge trailhead around 9.  Bring loppers and hand saws, if you have them.  Please let me know if you can make it and where you will meet the crew.  Contact me at johnwhitehouse@nchighpeaks.org if you have any questions.

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