2018 Hiking Schedule- Featuring the Mountains to Sea Trail

All hikes on Saturday unless noted. Hikes postponed due to weather will be scheduled one week after the date listed below.

Date Hike

Distance

(Miles)

Leader
1/1 (Monday)

First Day Hike – Laurel Branch- CANCELED due to weather

~5 Jake

2/10- Hike

MST – Black Mountain Campground to Buck Creek Gap.  Rescheduled 2/24

8 Duke & Rick
2/10 – Alt. Hike MST - Buck Creek Gap to Neal’s Creek Rd. (less strenuous)  Rescheduled 2/24 6 John & Martin

3/3 – Hike

MST - Black Mountain Campground to Mt. Mitchell Summit  CANCELED due to weather and Parkway closure.

6  
3/3 – Alt. Hike Mt. Mitchell Loop – Ranger Station to Summit and Return via Camp Alice.  CANCELED due to weather and Parkway closure. 4.3  

4/7 – Hike

MST - Black Mountain Campground to Mt. Mitchell Summit -Postponed to 4/28

6 Susan

4/7 – Alt. Hike

Mt. Mitchell Loop – Ranger Station to Summit and Return via Camp Alice- Postponed to 4/28

4.3 John
4/14- Stroll

Birding Stroll/Open House Green Knob Fire Tower

~1 Russ
4/21- Hike Celo Loop (Wildflower Hike) ~5 Randy
4/28- Hike MST- Black Mountain Campground to Mt. Mitchell Summit 6 Susan
4/28- Alt Hike Mt. Mitchell Loop - Ranger Station to Summit and Return via Camp Alice 4.3 John

5/5 – Hike

MST - Mt. Mitchell Rd. (NC 128) to Mt. Mitchell Summit  COMBINED with the Less Strenuous hike.  There will be only one hike.

4.5 John

5/5 – Alt. Hike

MST - Mt. Mitchell Summit to Mt. Mitchell Rd. (less strenuous)

4.5 John

6/2 - Hike

Natl. Trails Day

MST - Mt. Mitchell Rd. (NC 128) to Walker Knob Overlook

4.6 Dennis
6/2 – Alt. Hike Blue Ridge Pinnacle and Bald Knob Ridge Trails ~4 John

7/7 – Hike

Big Butt Trail – Walker Knob O/L to Cane River Gap (NC 197)

5.6 Duke & Martin
7/7 – Alt. Hike Big Butt Trail – Walker Knob O/L to Little Butt and Return 5 Alan & Judy
7/15 Swinging Bridges of Yancey and Madison Counties- 1 pm   Katey
7/21- Stroll Birding Stroll and Open House at the Green Knob Fire Tower ~1  

8/4 -Booth

Come see us at the Craft Fair in downtown Burnsville!

  Robert

8/11 – Mod Hike

Grandfather Mountain- Tanawa Trail from Beacon Hts. to Boone Fork Trailhead

~6 Robert

9/1 - Hike

MST – Walker Knob O/L to Craggy Visitor Center 6.5 John
9/1 Alt. Hike MST - Walker Knob O/L to Graybeard O/L 3.9 Joe L.
9/15 Open House at Green Knob Fire Tower- 8 am to 4 pm ~.5 Russ
9/29 Old Timey Days- Burnsville Square- Please visit our booth!   Susan
10/6 Annual Meeting- Yancey Library- 10 am- Guest Speaker-Election of new board members    

10/13 - Hike

Mt. Mitchell to Deep Gap to Cattail- Potluck Meal to follow

8+ Susan & John
10/24 Green Knob Fire Tower Open House ~1

Duke

Susan

11/10 – Hike

MST – Craggy Visitor Center to Rattlesnake to Tanbark Tunnel

7.6

John
11/10 – Alt. Hike MST – Craven Gap to Rattlesnake Lodge to Tanbark Tunnel 4.4 Susan

12/8 – Hike

MST – Ox Creek Rd. to Folk Art Center (Christmas shopping at FAC!)

7.2  
12/8 – Alt. Hike MST – Craven Gap to Folk Art Center  (Christmas shopping at FAC!) 5.4