Lost Cove Hike- Sunday, September 16

NC High Peaks and Carolina Mountain Club are staging a joint hike into Lost Cove on Sunday, Sept. 16. This is an eight mile round trip hike with a 1500 foot descent over a long series of switchbacks into the famous  pre-Civil War settlement that once thrived in isolation in the Nolichucky Gorge along the remote northern boundary of Yancey County.

High Peaks Trail Group Commemorates 100th Birthday of Pisgah National Forest

09/08/2012 8:30 am
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North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of National Forests in the Eastern United States with a hike along historic trails to Mackey Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 8. This is very pretty three and a half mile hike out, with good overviews of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are some steep sections, so good boots, hiking poles and even long pants are suggested. Bring plenty of water and lunch.

Slithery Friends Talk and Stroll At Carolina Hemlocks

09/01/2012 1:00 pm
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North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association will hold its quarterly information session with a guest lecture and habitat stroll at Carolina Hemlocks on Saturday, Sept. 1. Alex Edwards, a graduate student in Biology at WCU, will present a slide show about snakes, frogs, toads, lizards and salamanders found in this area and then will lead the group around the campground to find and identify examples. A victim of snake bites, he will discuss ways to safely view the prolific wildlife that lives at boot level in the Appalachian Mountains and to detect the differences between venomous and non-venomous reptiles.

NC High Peaks Trail Association Board Meeting

09/14/2012 1:00 pm
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Please join us for the next NC High Peaks Trail Association Board Meeting which will take place at the Mountain Heritage Center across from the Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville.  Meeting will start at 1 PM.

Trail Maintenance on Friday August 17

08/17/2012 8:30 am
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We will be doing trail maintenance tomorrow on the upper portion of the Colbert Ridge Trail.  Meet at the parking lot across from the Weller's in Cattail Community at 8:30 AM.  There has been a slight change.  The overnight portion has been postponed.  We will just be working a regular trail day.  We will load up and drive as high up Winter Star Road as possible.  Dennis may have an ATV to take up equipment.  The rest of us will hike to Deep Gap and then to the top of the Colbert Ridge trail.

Friends of Mt. Mitchell Hikes on Sunday August 12

08/12/2012 10:00 am
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NC High Peaks Trail Association in our role as the Friends of Mt. Mitchell State Park will be leading hikes at the Park in conjunction with the Park Staff.  These hikes are primarily designed for day visitors to the Park but High Peaks members and friends are always welcome.  The next hike will be Sunday August 12.  Two hikes will be led by Den Disney:

8 Mile Mitchell Loop Hike

08/11/2012 8:30 am
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North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association will cover the famous Mt. Mitchell loop trail on Saturday, Aug. 11. Starting at the restaurant, this is a rugged 8 mile hike, heading a mile up hill to the summit, then a mile and a half along the Crest Trail before descending the steep Big Tom connector trail to the Buncombe Horse Trail for a two mile jaunt along Commissary Ridge to Camp Alice and then another two miles back to the restaurant.
 

NC High Peaks Board Meeting

08/10/2012 1:00 pm
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Please join us for the next NC High Peaks Trail Association Board Meeting which will take place at the Mountain Heritage Center across from the Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville.  Meeting will start at 1 PM.

Southeast Foot Trails Coalition 7th Biennial Conference

09/20/2012 8:00 am
09/23/2012 5:00 pm
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ncHighPeaks is a member of the Southeast Foot Trails Coalition, a consortium of over 40 hiking and trail maintenance groups, which is holding its 7th Biennial Conference September 20-23 at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee, about 70 miles north of Chattanooga.  Please see the attached information sheet or visit thier website ( www.southeastfoottrails.org ) to get more information on the hikes, workshops and other related activities and to register (registration costs increase Aug 1).  Hope to see you there!!

Stroll the Old Mt. Mitchell Trail

07/29/2012 1:00 pm
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Sunday Stroll Set for July 29 North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association will hold its monthly “Sunday Stroll” on July 29th at Mt. Mitchell. This is a family friendly, relaxed hike following the Old Mt. Mitchell Trail from the summit to the restaurant. The group will visit an education center along the way, enjoy a panoramic view from the observation platform, and hike through one of the most unique ecosystems in the eastern United States. The trail is about one mile long with a descent of 450 feet.
 

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