High Peaks Seeks Spectacular Views in Sat, Oct. 12 Hike

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Join High Peaks for a high altitude hike in Madison County Oct. 12 when the club tackles a section of the Appalachian Trail that crosses a spectacular high ridge known as Firescald. Good leaf color and stunning long-range views in all directions should greet hikers; legend has it that in clear weather one can see the Rocky Mountains from this vantage point. Come see for yourself! We guarantee there will be rocks and mountains.
 
The 5-mile hike begins at Jones Meadow on the NC/TN border and remains relatively flat, although hikers will traverse rough stone steps built by the Carolina Mountain Club and do a bit of scrambling over rock boulders. Bring a lunch, rain gear and plenty of water.
 
Hikers will assemble at the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided in a county van for a fee of $5 per person. While dogs are welcome on High Peaks outings, pets are not allowed on county vans, so if you want to bring your dog you’ll need to arrange your own transportation. We should return to the Town Square by 4:30 p.m.
 
For more information, contact hike leader John Whitehouse at johnwhitehouse@frontier.com or 682-3217.