Experienced hikers are invited to join N.C. High Peaks for a challenging hike over Blackstock Knob near Mt. Mitchell on Friday, July 1. This high-elevation jaunt should provide an escape from hot summer temperatures, along with wonderful views.
The 5-mile hike will start at NC 128 and end at Walker Knob Overlook, traveling along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. It includes a climb and descent of about 1,000 feet over a rough trail with challenging stone steps. Only experienced, fit hikers should attend.