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Saturday April 29, 2017
Start: 04/29/2017 8:30 am

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 (  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

Saturday May 13, 2017
Start: 05/13/2017 8:30 am

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.

Thursday May 18, 2017
Start: 05/18/2017 9:00 am

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!

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