Crabtree Falls Hike- Sat Jan 5

Crabtree Falls will be the destination of the next hike led by the NC High Peaks Trail Association, set for Saturday, Jan. 5. Hikers should meet at the Town Square at 9:30 am or at Dennis and Nancy Smith’s house, 4 High View Trail at the T intersection with 7 Mile Ridge Rd. off Rte. 80, at 10 am. This is an easy, dog friendly hike, about one hour to the falls, 30 minutes there, and another hour back to the Smith house, where there will be food and fellowship.

NC High Peaks Trail Maintenance Day SATURDAY JAN 12

We will do our first trail work day of the year on the lower part of the Colbert Ridge Trail this Saturday, January 12.  Meeting times will be 8:30 AM on the North side of the Town Square (parking in front of the First Baptist Church) and 9 AM at the Colbert Ridge trailhead.  Please let me know if you can make it (  We worked the upper part of this trail last summer but I don't think anyone has surveyed the lower part since then.

NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Jan. 18

Everyone is welcome to attend our next Board Meeting which will be held on Friday, January 18 at 9 AM.  The meeting will be upstairs at Appalachian Jave in Burnsville.  Come join us for a cup of coffee!

HP Trail Maintenance on Friday, Dec. 14

Please join us as we finish the year working on trails in our area.  We plan to work Bald Knob Ridge Trail which runs from the Parkway to Forest Service Road 472 from Black Mountain Campground.  This is 2.8 miles long and has trees down, at least on the upper part.  If time allows we may also tackle the Lower Loop Trail at the campground.  Meet in Burnsville at the Town Square at 8:30 AM on Friday or around 9 AM at the parking area opposite Black Mountain Campground.  We will proceed to the lower trail head and leave a vehicle there then everyone will start at the Parkway trailhead.

Historical Stroll around Burnsville- Sat, Dec 22

Join NC High Peaks Saturday December 22 for a stroll of Historic Burnsville and then get special deals for last minute Christmas shopping from businesses on Main Street. 
Meet at 1 p.m. in the Burnsville Municipal Parking Lot in front of the Yancey County Board of Elections (next to Hammond's Antiques) to learn about Burnsville and Yancey County History as the group strolls the storied streets of Burnsville.  

6 Mile Hike around Celo Community On Sat. Dec 8

Celo Community will be the focus of a six mile outing  on Saturday, Dec. 8, when the NC High Peaks Trail Association holds its monthly hike. We'll be hiking on a network of wide, well maintained trails, with modest elevation gain. Hikers should meet at the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m. for car pooling or at the Celo Inn on Rte. 80 at 9.
For more information on this event, call hike leader Randy Raskin at 675-5132.

Stroll to Bolen's Creek Water Intake Sun. Nov 25

NC High Peaks Trail Association will conduct a Sunday stroll on Nov. 25 to the Right Water Intake. This is a pleasant one mile hike along beautiful Bolens Creek to view the historic water supply for the town of Burnsville. Hikers should meet at the Town Square at 1 p.m. to board public transportation to the trail head.

NC High Peaks Trail Association December Board Meeting EARLY MEETING TIME

Please join us for our next Board Meeting on Friday, December 7 at 9:00 AM at the Mountain Heritage Center across from Parkway Playhouse.  We are meeting early so we can do a litter sweep of our section of NC 80 after the meeting.

Bolens Pyramid Hike to Ray Mines Nov. 10

An unusual visit to the historic Ray Mines is planned by the North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association for Saturday, Nov. 10. Hikers should meet at the Town Square at 8:30 a.m. for transportation to Bolens Creek, where they will ascend the Crest trail to Bolens Pyramid and then traverse across a new, trace trail and then down to the Ray Mines where they will be picked up at 1 p.m. Hikers with dogs will have to carpool to the trail head.

NC High Peaks Trail Association Board Meeting TIME/LOCATION CHANGE

Please join us for our next Board Meeting on Friday, November 9 at NOON at Appalachian Java (upstairs) just off the square on West Main St..  On the agenda will be election of new officers.


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