2017 Schedule- Featuring Hiking the Appalachian Trail

January 1- First Day Hike

Gateway to Mount Mitchell- Jake

February 11- Hike

February 11- Alternate Hike

AT- 19E to Overmount Shelter- Dennis- 10 miles- extremely strenuous

AT- Overmountain Shelter to Little Hump- Robert- 5 miles- strenuous

March 4- Hike

March 4- Alternate Hike

March 25- Stroll

AT- Overmountain Shelter to Carver Gap- Very strenuous- Dennis- 7 miles

Carver Gap to Grassy Ridge and return- Moderate- John- 5.4 miles

Birding Stroll- Cane River Park- 9 am

April 1- Hike

April 1- Alternate Hike

April 15- Stroll

April 29- Stroll

AT- Carver's Gap to Hughes Gap- 6.6 miles- Strenuous- Dennis

Carver's Gap to Roan High Knob- 4.4 miles- Moderate- John

Birding at Green Knob Fire Tower- 0.5 miles- Easy

Wildflower Stroll- South Toe- 2 miles max- Easy- MEMBERS ONLY- Join Now!

May 13- Hike

May 20- Hike-postponed

AT- Hughes Gap to Iron Mountain Gap (NC 226)- 9.3 miles- Very Strenuous- Robert

Lost Cove- 7.5 miles- Postponed until Fall 2017- date TBD

June 3- Hike- National Trails Day

June 3- Alternate Hike

June 3- National Trails Day Stroll

AT- Iron Mountain Gap(NC 226) to Beauty Spot- 9.5 miles- Very Strenuous- Dennis

AT- Indian Grave Gap to Beauty Spot- 5 miles- Strenuous- Alan

Rock Creek- 1.5 Miles- Easy- Cynthia

July 1- Hike

July 1- Alternate Hike

AT-Beauty Spot to Erwin, TN- 10.6 miles- Very Strenuous- Dennis

AT- Erwin (Chestoa) toward Curley Maple Gap- Max 5 miles- Strenuous- John

August 5- 

August 12- Hike

August 12-Alternate Hike

August 26- Hike

Mount Mitchell Craft Fair on Burnsville Town Square-look for us there!

AT- Erwin, TN to Spivey Gap- 11.2 miles- Extremely Strenuous- CANCELLED

AT- Spivey Gap to High Rocks- 4.0 miles- Strenuous- CANCELLED

Edible and medicinal plant identification- Cane River Park- John & Abby

September 2- Hike

September 2- Alt Hike

September 9- Hike

September 30

September 30

AT- Erwin to Spivey Gap- 11 miles- Extremely Strenuous- Jake

AT- Spivey Gap to High Rocks- 4 miles- Moderate- Cynthia

Craven Gap to Rattlesnake Lodge- 4.5 miles- Moderate- Hike the MST in One Day- Friends of the MST Event- Susan & John

Old Timey Days on Burnsville Town Square- 10 am to 4 pm- look for us there!

Annual Meeting- 10 am- Mount Mitchell State Park Restaurant

October 7- Hike

October 21- Stroll

Lost Cove- 7.5 miles- Strenuous- Jake

Green Knob Fire Tower Open House, 10 AM to 4 PM

November 11- Hike

November 11- Alternate Hike

AT- Spivey Gap to Big Bald- 7 miles- Strenuous- Dennis

AT- Big Bald to Little Bald- 6 miles- Moderate- John

December 9- Hike

December 9- Alternate Hike

December 16- Stroll

AT- Big Bald to Sam's Gap (I-26)- 6.2 miles- Strenuous- Dennis

AT- Sam's Gap to High Pasture- 4.4 miles- Moderate- John