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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00

News for hikers

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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. 

$25 per person, with adult accompaniment required for youth under 16 and legal guardian present at registration for youth under 18. Register through Oct. 1 at the Cullowhee or Cashiers/Glenville recreation centers, 828.293.3053 or 828.631.2020. Space is limited. Jennifer Bennett, 828.293.3053 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


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. 

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