High Peaks Leads Appalachian Trail Hikes July 1

07/01/2017 8:30 am
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Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for some holiday fun on Saturday July 1 as the group leads two hikes on the Appalachian Trail, both offering dramatic views of the Nolichucky River Gorge.

The longer hike for experienced hikers only will traverse a challenging 10.6 miles with 2,700 feet of elevation change (mostly downhill), from Beauty Spot to Chestoa, near Erwin, TN. The moderate hike will travel about 5 miles with about 1,000 feet of climbing, starting from and returning to Chestoa, with hikers able to return to the starting point at any time.

Community Trail Day at Grandfather Mountain June 24

06/24/2017 9:00 am
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Here's information we've received about a nearby trail maintenance opportunity. If you're interested in participating, be sure to RSVP to Brandon Thrower at brandon@tanawhaadventures.com.
 

Join High Peaks and Mt. Mitchell State Park Celebrating National Trails Day June 3

06/03/2017 8:30 am
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PHOTO INFO: Join the fun on June 3 celebrating National Trails Day at Mt. Mitchell State Park, where there will be three guided hikes and a Junior Ranger Program, or by joining High Peaks for one of two Appalachian Trail hikes.

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday May 18

05/18/2017 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, the beginning of rehab work on the Mt. Mitchell trail and other issues.  Meeting begins at 9 am.  Hope to see you there!

Birding Stroll

05/27/2017 9:00 am
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        The High Peaks Birders monthly stroll will be held on Saturday, May 27th, at 9 am.

Hike the AT with High Peaks on Saturday May 13!

05/13/2017 8:30 am
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Celebrate Spring by joining the NC High Peaks Trail Association with a hike on the Appalachian Trail on Sat., May 13.  This is the hike originally planned for May 6 but postponed due to weather.  Note, only the one-way hike will take place.  We will not do the moderate hike.  

This challenging hike will start at Hughes Gap and proceed over a series of peaks before descending to Iron Mountain Gap. The overall distance is 10.8 miles and the hike is rated as very strenuous, mainly because of the length and an ascent of 900 feet.

Volunteers Bring Hope & Trail Skills to Earth Day

By Katey Schultz

“Trails are like the highways of the Earth,” says Jarroh Passanisi, an 8th grade volunteer on Earth Day, 2017. Clouds gather and part around the summit of Mt. Mitchell, high above this trail crew workstation in Pisgah National Forest, where NC High Peaks Trail Association has partnered with students and staff from Arthur Morgan School for a day of work and good cheer. “I actually prefer trail work to hiking,” Jarroh continues. “It means that more people can come here and enjoy it.”

High Peaks MEMBERS ONLY Wildflower Stroll on Saturday, April 29 Not a Member? Join Now!

04/29/2017 8:30 am
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High Peaks members will have an opportunity to join a wildflower stroll led by Tal Galton of Snakeroot Ecotours, an expert on our local flora and fauna (https://www.snakerootecotours.com).  The stroll will be limited to two groups of 12 each and will take place on private land near Celo.  The stroll is less then one mile round trip, and includes a short ascent at the beginning of the excursion.  This event will take place on Saturday, April 29.  The first group will leave from the Rose’s parking lot in Burnsville at 8:30 AM.  South Toe members can meet the shu

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.

 

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