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Saturday April 14, 2018
Start: 04/14/2018 8:00 am
End: 04/14/2018 12:00 pm

Attention: Hikers and Birders!

We will have the opportunity to observe migrating birds from the deck of the Green Knob Fire Tower on Saturday, April 14.   The tower will be open from 8-Noon.  The spring migration should be well under way by then and the weather should be getting springy as well. 

Start: 04/14/2018 8:00 am
End: 04/14/2018 12:00 pm
Thursday April 19, 2018
Start: 04/19/2018 9:00 am

All members and the public are welcome to join the NC High Peaks Board of Directors for our next meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 9 am.  We will be meeting upstairs at Appalachian Java on West Main St. The next few weeks will be very busy with hikes in the Celo Community and the Black Mountains, volunteer opportunities on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Mitchell State Park and more.  We will update all these topics on Thursday.

Saturday April 21, 2018
Start: 04/21/2018 9:00 am

Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for a special treat April 21 as long-time South Toe hiker Randy Raskin leads a five-mile jaunt around the Celo Community. This mostly flat hike should come as Spring is fully upon us.

The hike is rated as moderate and will proceed through pastures, woodlands, old road beds and creek-side trails. If the weather is clear it should offer some of the best views of the Black Mountains available in the South Toe River valley.

Sunday April 22, 2018
Start: 04/22/2018 10:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd high atop the tallest mountain in the Eastern U.S. by joining in a spring clean-up work day at Mount Mitchell State Park.

Any and all are invited to help remove trash and metal from an old dump site on Commissary Ridge near the junction of the park’s two most popular hiking trails, the Commissary Trail and the Mount Mitchell Trail.

Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, snacks, water, lunch and layers of clothing because temperatures on Mt. Mitchell can often be surprisingly cold.

Saturday April 28, 2018
Friday May 04, 2018
Start: 05/04/2018 6:00 pm

Jack Kaeck will give a slide presentation on the birds of the Sax Zim Bog.  This mature bog is important wintering habitat for Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, White-winged Crossbill, Pine Grosbeak, Common Redpoll and Hoary Redpoll.  Particular attention is given to the habitat of both the three-toed and the black-backed woodpeckers.  Great Grey owls and martens (weasel family) are also considered.  To read more about the bog, go to  The bog is

Saturday May 05, 2018
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