2018 Schedule- Featuring Hiking 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

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

3/3 – Hike

MST - Black Mountain Campground to Mt. Mitchell Summit

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

4/7 – Hike

MST - Mt. Mitchell Rd. (NC 128) to Mt. Mitchell Summit

4.5  

4/7 – Alt. Hike

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

4.5  
4/14- Stroll

Birding Stroll/Open House Green Knob Fire Tower

~1 Russ
4/21- Hike Celo Loop (Wildflower Hike) ~5 Randy

5/5 – Hike

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

4.6  

5/5 – Alt. Hike

Blue Ridge Pinnacle and Bald Knob Ridge Trails

~4  

6/2 - Hike

Natl. Trails Day

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

5.6 Susan
6/2 – Alt. Hike Big Butt Trail – Walker Knob O/L to Little Butt and Return 5  

7/7 – Hike

MST – Walker Knob O/L to Craggy Visitor Center

6.5  
7/7 – Alt. Hike MST - Walker Knob O/L to Graybeard O/L 3.9  
7/14 Swinging Bridges of Yancey and Madison Counties   Katey

8/4 -Booth

Come see us at the Craft Fair in downtown Burnsville!

   

8/11 – Mod Hike

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

~6 Robert

9/1 - Hike

Linville Falls or Gorge area?    
9/15 Birding Stroll Green Knob Fire Tower    

10/6 - Hike

Mt. Mitchell to Deep Gap to Cattail

8+  

10/6 – Alt. Hike

Cattail – Five Maples to Isom Mine and Return

~6  
10/20 Green Knob Fire Tower Open House ~1  

11/3 – Hike

MST – Craggy Visitor Center to Ox Creek Rd.

9.3

 
11/3 – Alt. Hike MST – Craven Gap to Rattlesnake Lodge to Tanbark Tunnel 4.4  

12/1 – Hike

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

7.2  
12/1 – Alt. Hike MST – Craven Gap to Folk Art Center  (Christmas shopping at FAC!) 5.4