On Friday, Nov. 11, 15 High Peaks members (and five dogs!) hiked to Lost Cove near the Nolichucky River in Yancey County. We started at the trailhead on FS Road 278 and hiked first to Joe Lewis fields (first photo). We then proceeded to Lost Cove proper where we explored several ruins including the site of the old school/church (second photo, only the steps remain) and the cemetery (third photo). Lost Cove is very interesting and peaceful. We returned via the Devil's Creek Trail. A sunny but cool day and a great hike!
Walk off that Turkey feast November 27th with the HighPeaks Trail Association on a leisurely Family Sunday Stroll. The Lower River Loop Trail at Black Mountain Campground is an easy, (less than 100-foot elevation change) 2.4-mile stroll along both banks of the South Toe that includes not one, but TWO pedestrian bridges over the River. This is a great hike for the family (not suitable for stollers) and those looking just to get out and enjoy the fresh air, wonderful views and the soothing sounds of nature. We will meet on the Burnsville Town Square at 1pm and carpool t
Our First Annual Membership Meeting will be November 14 (Monday) at 6 p.m. in the Community Room on the second floor of the NEW Yancey County Library (321 School Circle, across from the Parkway Playhouse) in Burnsville, NC!!
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!!