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The Winter Hiking Challenge

A hiker navigates a snowy trail. A hiker navigates a snowy trail. SAHC photo

Registration is open for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s fourth annual Winter Hiking Challenge, asking participants to complete 60 miles of trail in the 60 days between Jan. 1 and March 1. 

Participants will receive informative emails with suggestions for great places to hike in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, including recommendations on lands that SAHC has protected.

Those who complete the challenge will receive a commemorative SAHC patch.  Registration costs $25 and ends Feb. 25, but earlier registration means more time to log the miles. Sign up at

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