OWLS Meeting

The next OWLS Meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 9am at Appalachian Java. Our meetings are open to all High Peaks Birders members. If you receive this Newsletter you are a member. If you are interested in helping us organize birding activities this spring and summer, you are welcome to attend. Our meetings are fun and informative and last an hour or an hour and a half. We hope to see you in the "nest" on March 21. For more information: birds@nchighpeaks.org

High Peaks Spring Work Days at Black Mountain Campground, POSTPONED! to April 7, 8 and 9

Due to weather conditions we have decided to POSTPONE our work weekend at Black Mountain Camptround to April 7 through 9 (Friday through Sunday).  The plan is still the same but the weather should be better!

 

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday March 16

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 up cooming work days at Black Mountain Campground and other issues.  Meeting begins at 9 am.  Hope to see you there!

NC High Peaks Leads Two Hikes Over Roan Balds March 4

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Saturday, March 4 for one of two hikes that will pass over the Roan balds, known as some of the most spectacular terrain on the entire Appalachian Trail.

High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday February 16

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, trail work and other topics.  Meeting begins at 9 am.  Hope to see you there!

High Peaks Leads Two Appalachian Trail Hikes Feb. 11

PHOTO INFO: Photo by Nancy Smith. Hikers will enjoy views like this one of the Overmountain Shelter where the Appalachian Trail and Overmountain Victory Trail intersect if they join High Peaks on either of the hikes set for Feb. 11.

Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for a mid-winter adventure Sat. Feb.

NC High Peaks Adds Moderate Hikes to 2017 Schedule

The NC High Peaks Trail Association will add a number of moderate hikes to its 2017 schedule in an effort to attract new hikers and those who are working to improve their physical fitness. The first such hike will be on Sat., Feb 11 along the Appalachian Trail, with details to be released the week before the hike.

High Peaks Leads “First Day” Hike up Moody Mountain on Jan. 1

Start your New Year off right by joining the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association Jan. 1 for a brisk adventure climbing Moody Mountain and exploring lands recently added to Mt. Mitchell State Park.

This outing will be part of the annual statewide “First Day Hikes” sponsored by the NC Department of Parks and Recreation and held in state parks across North Carolina to promote physical fitness and outdoor activities.

High Peaks Wins $60,000 Grant to Rebuild Mt. Mitchell Trail - Club Seeks Donations to Match Grant and Speed Project

State officials have awarded the NC High Peaks Trail Association a $60,000 grant to rebuild a badly-eroded section of the Mt. Mitchell Trail, one of the most popular and iconic hiking trails in the Eastern U.S.

Along with the grant, the club announced a fund-raising campaign to create a permanently endowed fund to cover short-term expenses for the project and other future projects like it. The fund will pay expenses as they come in, while the grant – and hopefully future grants - will replenish the fund for a new round of trail projects. 

NC High Peaks Adds Blue Ridge Parkway Duties and Elects New Officers

The NC High Peaks Trail Association has taken on new duties by agreeing to serve as the Crabtree Falls Chapter of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Volunteers will maintain hiking trails and overlooks on the Parkway from near Linville Falls (MM 316) to just north of Craggy Gardens (MM 363).

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