Join High Peaks to explore the abandoned settlement of Lost Cove near the Nolichucky River in northern Yancey County on Friday, November 11. Lost Cove was settled after the Civil War and inhabited until the 1950s. A few structures and several ruins still remain. We will hike approximately 2.5 miles from the trailhead to Lost Cove then explore the ruins of the settlement before returning via the same route. Total distance will be about six to seven miles. This is a moderate to strenuous hike and includes an elevation change of 1500 feet.
The next HighPeaks hike will be this Saturday, July 16 from Beauty Spot to Unaka Mt on the AT...3.1 miles one way with return to Beauty Spot for 6.2 total miles. Meet at the Town Square at 8:30am or at the Beauty Spot parking lot at 9:30am...Contact Dennis Smith at 284-4000 if you have any questions...See you there!!