Big Butt Trail Hike- Sat, August 10 POSTPONED due to weather

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We have postponed this hike due to high probablilty of thunderstorms/lightning.  It has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, September 7, at which time we are hopeful that the Blue Ridge Parkway will have reopened as far as Walker Knob so that we can do the hike as a one-way, more down than up hike from Walker Knob to Cane River Gap (197S). Watch for details in the next few weeks.
 
We will start at Cane River Gap on NC 197S (the road to Barnardsville from Pensacola).  The trail ascends 1500 feet in elevation to nearly 6000 feet.  It offers fantastic views of the Black Mountains.  
 
Hikers can meet at the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 AM to form carpools or at Cane River Gap at 9:00 AM.  For more information, contact the hike leader at johnwhitehouse@nchighpeaks.org or call 682-3217.