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. 

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday April 20

04/20/2017 9:00 am
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Please join the High Peaks board members this Thursday for our regular Board meeting.  Have a cup of coffee with us at Appalachian Java while we discuss hiking plans, our upcoming trail work on Earth Day with the Arthur Morgan School at Black Mountain Campground and other issues.  Meeting begins at 9 am.  Hope to see you there!

High Peaks Trail Work Weekend, April 7, 8 and 9

04/08/2017 9:00 am
04/09/2017 4:00 pm
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NOTE:  Due to poor weather on Friday we will not be working on that day.  However all the other events noted below will take place.

 

High Peaks Leads Roan High Knob Hikes April 1

04/01/2017 8:30 am
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Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association Saturday, April 1 for one of two hikes on the Appalachian Trail that will summit Roan High Knob, one of the region’s signature peaks.

The more challenging hike will start at Carver’s Gap, proceed over the Roan High Knob and then descend steeply to Hughes Gap. The overall distance is 6.6 miles and the hike is rated as very strenuous, mainly because it includes a descent of about 2,000 feet, which can be punishing on the knees.

Birding Stroll - Green Knob Fire Tower

04/15/2017 8:30 am
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BIRDING STROLL SET FOR APRIL 15 AT GREEN KNOB FIRE TOWER

HP Birders General Meeting

04/07/2017 6:00 pm
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       Bill Jones, founder and president of Carolina Native Nursery on Prices Creek Road, has agreed to take time out from his busy spring schedule to present a talk to our membership called, Native Plants For Birds. This is an excellent opportunity to talk to an expert about native plants and birds and how they interact. Learn what to plant this spring and summer at your house or place of business.

First Birding Stroll of 2017

03/25/2017 9:00 am
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       Join us on Saturday, March 25th at Cane River Park, 9am, for our first Birding Stroll of the year. The bird population at the park is already changing quickly as migrants begin to move through and summer residents arrive to breed. Recent reports at the park include Wood Duck and Wilson's Snipe.

OWLS Meeting

03/21/2017 9:00 am
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The next OWLS Meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 9am at Appalachian Java. Our meetings are open to all High Peaks Birders members. If you receive this Newsletter you are a member. If you are interested in helping us organize birding activities this spring and summer, you are welcome to attend. Our meetings are fun and informative and last an hour or an hour and a half. We hope to see you in the "nest" on March 21. For more information: birds@nchighpeaks.org

High Peaks Spring Work Days at Black Mountain Campground, POSTPONED! to April 7, 8 and 9

04/07/2017 9:00 am
04/09/2017 3:00 pm
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Due to weather conditions we have decided to POSTPONE our work weekend at Black Mountain Camptround to April 7 through 9 (Friday through Sunday).  The plan is still the same but the weather should be better!

 

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday March 16

03/16/2017 9:00 am
US/Eastern

Please join the High Peaks board members this Thursday for our regular Board meeting.  Have a cup of coffee with us at Appalachian Java while we discuss hiking plans, our up cooming work days at Black Mountain Campground and other issues.  Meeting begins at 9 am.  Hope to see you there!

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