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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

News for hikers

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Hike away Thanksgiving pounds

A 7-mile hike along the Bartram Trail — from Wine Springs to Saw Mill Gap in Macon County — will offer views to the south of Siler Bald Saturday, Nov. 28, right after Turkey Day. 

The Nantahala Hiking Club is organizing the hike with Gail Lehman as hike leader. RSVP to 828.524.5298. 


Hike by the light of the moon

A hike exploring the outdoors by moonlight will take off from the Jackson County Recreation Center 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in Cullowhee. 

The group will head to the Blue Ridge Parkway, bundled up for a chilly 3-mile hike. $5. Register at either the Cullowhee or Cashiers/Glenville recreation center. 828.631.2020 or 828.293.3053.


The outdoors beats shopping, REI says

REI made national news with an announcement that it will close all 143 of its stores — including the one in Asheville — on Black Friday this year. 

Instead, the co-op is paying its employees to spend the day after Thanksgiving enjoying the outdoors. 

 To promote this decision, REI launched the hashtag #OptOutside to encourage others to follow suit. 

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