News for hikersWritten by Admin
Sam Knob hike to give the long view
A summit hike to Sam Knob will give Blue Ridge Parkway visitors a chance to learn about wilderness areas and the species that call them home while taking in spectacular views, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22.
The trip, guided by a National Park Service Ranger, will leave from the Black Balsam parking area at the end of FR 816, Black Balsam Road, just past milepost 420. Water, a snack, sturdy shoes and clothing for changeable weather are a must for this 2.5-mile roundtrip hike.
828.298.5330, ext. 304.
Day hiking 101
A workshop and hike beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 will give beginning hikers a chance to get outside while learning some of the basics for planning future outings. A day hike essentials workshop will begin at 2 p.m. at the Cashiers/Glenville Recreation Center, covering whatâ€™s necessary to pack for a day hike as well as important trail knowledge such as water purification and Leave No Trace stewardship principles.
The group will head out at 4 p.m. to hike Whitesideâ€™s Trail Loop, a roundtrip of approximately 2.5 miles. Surfaces will be uneven, and the trail features moderate to challenging elevation change.
Participants can attend the hike, workshop or both. $5 per person. Register through Aug. 21 at the Cullowhee or Cashiers/Glenville recreation center. 828.293.3053 or 828.631.2020.
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