High Peaks Offers Rare Chance to Glimpse Fall Colors from Green Knob Fire Tower

With the cooperation of the U.S. Forest Service, the NC High Peaks Trail Association will offer a rare opportunity to glimpse fall colors from the Green Knob Fire Tower off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Normally locked because of the threat of vandalism, this historic fire tower offers tremendous 360-degree views of Mt. Mitchell, the South Toe River Valley, the Linville Gorge profile and the Piedmont, all as the fall colors are reaching their peak.

High Peaks Explores Lost Cove Oct. 7

The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will lead hikers into the historic abandoned community of Lost Cove on Saturday, Oct.7. Settled during or shortly after the Civil War, Lost Cove is nestled above the Nolichucky River, and can only be reached on foot.

Bird Stroll after HP Annual Meeting

There will be a birding stroll at 1 PM on Saturday September 30, on the Mt Mitchell Nature Trail near the mountain's summit.  The stroll will follow the annual meeting for High Peaks Trail Association that occurs on that same day beginning at 10 a.m.  The meeting will probably run until lunch time.  Meeting attendees who wish to attend the stroll can join us for lunch at the restaurant.

High Peaks Sets Annual Meeting Sept. 30 at Mt. Mitchell

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for some spectacular early Autumn views as the club holds its annual meeting at the restaurant lounge on Mt. Mitchell on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

High Peaks Birding Stroll on Saturday, Sept. 23

 Hello birders young and not so young. The birding stroll we announced for last weekend did not go, as Wolf Laurel didn’t give us access due to power outages they were dealing with. So we are announcing a rescheduled birding stroll for Saturday, September 23 on Big Bald over near Wolf Laurel.  Steve Buettner will be the stroll leader.  We will be looking for all species, but hope to catch a kettle of migrating hawks.  The Yancey van will leave Town Square at 8:30.  Please bring a $5.00 donation to help pay for your ride.

Birding Stroll Postponed Until Sat. Sept. 23

Due to issues with access to the site we wish to use we have to postpone the birding stroll for a week. Sorry for the change in plans.  Details will be available soon.

High Peaks Hike Celebrates Mountains-to-Sea Trail Anniversary With Hike Sept. 9

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Sept. 9 in a statewide celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail as the club leads a pleasant hike over an historic section of this famous trail.

High Peaks Plans Two Appalachian Trail Hikes September 2

Extend your summer of fun by joining the NC High Peaks Trail Association for either of two hikes on the Appalachian Trail on Saturday, September 2. This hike was originally scheduled in August but was postponed due to inclement weather.

The more challenging hike will travel 11.2 miles from Erwin, TN to Spivey Gap. This extremely strenuous hike is only for very fit, experienced hikers. It will include a 2,000-foot climb but will offer spectacular views into the Nolichucky River Gorge.

High Peaks Sponsors Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Local Expert Aug. 26

Photo caption: Participants will learn the medicinal qualities of plants like this, called Self Heal, at an Aug. 26 educational walk at Cane River Park sponsored by High Peaks.


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