Come join us explore the majestic Black Mountains and scenic Toe River Valley of Western North Carolina

 

Hiking in the Black Mountains and Toe River Valley near Burnsville, North Carolina is a very rewarding experience. The area has a wide variety of terrain to explore ranging from lush river valleys to majestic mountain ridges.  At  6,684 foot elevation, Mount Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. 

Hike POSTPONED due to weather!

12/16/2017 8:30 am
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The AT hikes scheduled for this Saturday have been postponed until Saturday, Dec. 16 due to the weather forecast.  All other details are the samw.  See previous announcement.

Join High Peaks in the Burnsville Christmas Parade!

12/02/2017 2:45 pm
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Calling all HP members! For the first time in memory (at least in my memory) Mt. Mitchell State Park will have a float in this Saturdays's Christmas parade! Grab your High Peaks T-shirt and join us as we walk along the parade route with the float! Meet the float on West Main St. near the Blue Ridge Fitness Center around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday. The theme is hiking and camping in the Park.

High Peaks Leads Two Appalachian Trail Hikes Dec. 9

12/09/2017 8:30 am
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High Peaks Leads Two Appalachian Trail Hikes Dec. 9

Join High Peaks for our final hikes of 2017 on Saturday December 9 when the club concludes our sequential hikes along the Appalachian Trail that started near Banner Elk in February.

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday November 30

11/30/2017 9:00 am
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Please join High Peaks for our regularly scheduled Board meeting on Thursday, November 30 at 9:00 AM upstairs at Appalachian Java.  All members are welcome to attend. Topics include the just completed financial review for fiscal yesr 2017, our 2018 budget and a report from the annual meeting of the Friends of the Blud Ridge Parkway  We will also finalize our hike schedule for 2018.

Christmas Bird Count

12/16/2017
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       It’s time, it’s time, for the High Peaks Audubon Christmas Bird Count!    The date is Saturday December 16th.

Teams are forming now, so if you’re able to, you can join us either in the field counting with one of the teams; or at home from your feeder(s) if you live within the count circle.  The CBC is an all day event. However, if you can only commit to a half day, you're still welcome to join us.  Please contact Russ ASAP at 828/682-4199.

High Peaks Hosts Beaujolais Nouveau on Saturday, November 18

11/18/2017 4:00 pm
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Saturday, November 18, 4 to 6 pm, join High Peaks for a wine tasting with Beaujolais Nouveau, the "First Wine of the Season," at Burnsville Wine And...

Stop by, visit with other folks from High Peaks, pick up a T-Shirt or two for Christmas gifts, enjoy a glass of this season's Beaujolais and take a bottle or two home for Thanksgiving Dinner. 

This annual event is a great way to learn about upcoming club activities!

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Volunteer Opportunity

11/15/2017 9:00 am
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As you may know, NC High Peaks took on a new task this past year-- serving as the Crabtree Falls Chapter of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Part of our responsibilities include ensuring the cleanliness of the many overlooks on our almost fifty mile section of the parkway.

High Peaks Hike Nov. 11 Features Spectacular Views

11/11/2017 8:30 am
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Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for some of the most spectacular views in the Appalachians when the club hosts two hikes Nov. 11 that will begin at Big Bald on the Appalachian Trail. This iconic peak stands at 5,516 feet, offering 360-degree views that include the Blacks, Craggies and Roan Mountain.

HP Birders Presentation

11/10/2017 6:00 pm
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High Peaks Birders will present “Birds at Cane River Park”, a collection of bird photographs by Steve Buettner mostly taken at the park, upstairs at the Public Library in Burnsville, November 10 starting at 6 PM. 

 

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