High Peaks Leads Grandfather Mountain Hike Saturday, Aug. 1

08/01/2015 8:30 am

Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for an adventure on Grandfather Mountain on Aug. 1.  The group will hike the Profile Trail, which ascends the west side of the mountain past a number of rock features to the Shanty Spring, then to Calloway Gap, and ends at Calloway Peak, the mountain's summit. 

At 7.2 miles in length and with an altitude gain of 2,000 ft., the hike is rated as strenuous.  Bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks and foul weather gear. Leashed dogs will be allowed, but you will need to drive your own vehicle if you bring yours.

Hikers should assemble on the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided in a county van for a donation of $5 per person; reservations required. To reserve your seat on the van or for more information, contact hike leader Robert Branch at 828-682-5737 or rbranch18@aol.com 

The group will return to Burnsville by about 5:00 p.m. As always, check the club’s website, www.nchighpeaks.org, or Facebook page for last-minute changes due to weather.