Hike from Burnsville to Phillips Knob- Sunday, March 31

Body: 

March 31 Hike Features Great View of Black Mountains
Phillips Knob overlooking Burnsville will be the destination for a hike sponsored by the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Sunday, March 31. This hike is about six to eight miles roundtrip along state and logging roads for the most part, with terrific views of the Black Mountains. If there are any letterboxers in the group, they will be able to check out several boxes along the way.
Hikers should meet at the Town Square at 1 p.m., and the hike will start from there. This is a dog friendly event. Lucy Doll, 208-4731, is the hike leader. In case of bad weather on the scheduled hike day, or for more information visit nchighpeaks.org or follow the group on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ncHighPeaks.

Keeping to the motto that no hike is complete without food and fellowship after, Lucy Doll has graciously invited us to gather at her house following the hike this Sunday. Plan to bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage. Here's what Lucy says:

"If Jake or Kathleen would be so kind as to lead the hike, I will walk a ways just to be sociable, then go back home and fix food - veggie chili, spiral ham? (since it's Easter), and people can come here after the hike. I have a big fenced yard, and all the dogs are welcome as well, in or out as it suits people. Easier if they stayed out, in terms of snatching ham off people's laps, but inside is fine, too, or in their cars.

People can park in the driveway next door; my neighbor is gone til May.  Or around the corner at Kid Mountain/Library.