News for hikersWritten by Admin
Hike off the Thanksgiving pounds
A pair of hikes from Carolina Mountain Club and Nantahala Hiking Club will help the health-conscious (and cold weather tolerant) keep the Thanksgiving dinner pounds away.
n Prepare for Thanksgiving dinner with a moderate-to-strenuous 9.6-mile hike on Nov. 24 from the newly opened Winding Stair Road in Macon County 5,216-foot Siler Bald, which features 360-degree views and a large, grassy area for picnic lunches. The hike navigates 1,300 feet of elevation change. RSVP to Diana Otera/Rudolph Buchholz, 765.318.9981.
For more hiking club hikes, see the Outdoors calendar.
Scale the wall in Panthertown
An 8-mile hike to the “great wall” of Panthertown Valley near Cashiers will leave from Franklin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.
The route, featuring 800 feet of elevation change, descends into the valley, passes Granny Burrell Falls and climbs the wall on steps cut into the granite rock. Organized by the Nantahala Hiking Club.
Panthertown, nicknamed the “Yosemite of the East,” is a recreation area in the Nantahala National Forest.
RSVP to Gail Lehman, 828.524.5298. No dogs.