News for hikersWritten by Admin
Explore the summit of the Smokies
An Oct. 6 hiking trip leaving from Waynesville will explore the highest point of the Smokies with two short hikes in the Clingmans Dome area, with routes including a portion of the Appalachian Trail. The trip will leave at 9 a.m. and participants should bring lunch, snacks and a camera.
$3 Waynesville Recreation Center members; $5 nonmembers. Sign up at the Rec Center, 828.456.2030.
Photo hike to catch first signs of fall
A photography hike to Black Balsam Knob Sunday, Oct. 5, will give amateurs and photographic pros alike a chance to enjoy landscapes ranging from grassy balds to mountaintop views and attempt to capture them on-camera.
Clay and Carmen Nations of Nations Photography will come along on this Jackson County Parks and Recreation outing to give tips and feedback. The hike is 3 miles roundtrip and climbs to 6,214 feet.
Make a splash at Bee Cove Falls
The Nantahala Hiking Club will lead a 6-mile trek to Bee Cove Falls in South Carolina Saturday, Oct. 4, leaving at 10 a.m. from the Cashiers Recreation Center for a 22-mile roundtrip drive. The moderate hike will traverse forested trail to reach an 80-foot-high, multi-layered waterfall.
RSVP to Mike and Susan Kettles, 828.743.1079. No dogs.