Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Protecting the World's Oldest Mountains

Upcoming Events and Guided Group Hikes

Hikes are FREE to SAHC Members; $10.00 non-members, unless otherwise noted. (Hikes on public lands are free for all participants; see individual hike descriptions.) Registration is required. For directions, additional information, or registration, please contact Cheryl Fowler at or call 828.253.0095 ext. 209.


Round Bald Restoration Volunteer Work Day
Highlands of Roan
Date: September 13
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Volunteers will meet at Carvers Gap and hike in 1/8 mile to help restore and maintain the grassy balds on the western slope of Round Bald. The work day will involve lopping, cutting & pulling of seedlings, shrubs & small trees that are invading the grassy bald. SAHC will furnish tools — long-handled lopping shears and hand saws.

Volunteers should bring: lunch, water, snack, sun & rain protection, broad-brimmed hat, sturdy hiking or walking shoes (no sandals), and sturdy work gloves — a must!

If you would like to participate, please contact Judy Murray at by September 10. It will be a lovely time to be on the Roan!

"The Many Moods of McCartney"
All4Asheville Benefit Concert

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
U S Cellular Center, Asheville, NC

Date: September 27

The Many Moods of McCartney will present the classical music of Sir Paul McCartney along with several of his classic pop tunes that have been a part of the soundscape of all of our lives.  The Asheville Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned Oscar and Grammy winning artists will perform together in this gala concert on September 27th.

Performances by the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and artists Roger Kellaway,  Peter Beets, Little Anthony, Bobby Caldwell,  Franke Previte, Lisa Sherman, Yongmei Hu, Samantha Landrum, and Emily West.

This spectacular concert will benefit ALL4ASHEVILLE, four of the causes Asheville cares most about — the arts, food relief, conserving our environment, and our youth and education. Proceeds will help support MANNA Food Bank, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, Asheville City Schools Foundation and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra!

Click here for more information about the event, including the music, artists, and local charities benefitting from the concert. Tickets are on sale now!

Get the Alan Aldridge Limited EditionThe Beatles Illustrated Collective Set Now!

To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the 45rpm record, the Beatles 50th anniversary (and British Invasion), and Alan Aldridge’s 45th anniversary of his “Beatles Illustrated Lyrics Book,” Reviver Records and BDG/RED have released a custom 7” box housing an 18-month calendar with unreleased Alan Aldridge Beatles images and a CD EP.

Various artists will be singing their own interpretations of Beatle classics, including 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Little Anthony of the Imperials singing the McCartney hit “World Without Love"; Rapper’s Delight featuring Wonder Mike and Master Gee, original members of the Sugarhill Gang, have remade the Paul McCartney song “Mrs. Vandebilt”; Living Colour cover "Back In The U.S.S.R"; Caroline Pennell does "Come and Get It"; and Tackhead featuring Bernard Fowler do a version of "I'm Looking Through You."

Click here for more info or to purchase yours now.

The “Beatles Illustrated Collective Set," produced by Robert Johnson, benefits The Women and Cancer Fund.

For questions, directions and registration for hikes or events, contact
Cheryl Fowler, or 828-253-0095 ex. 209

Hike Key Note: We are introducing a new hike key to better explain the difficulty of hikes. Hikes will be rated 1-10 (greater than 10 for extremely difficult hikes). A rating of 5 is considered moderate, 10 difficult, and 1 extremely easy. We come up with this number by plugging in the hike elevation change and mileage to this formula: (0.002 x elevation gain (ft.)) + Round trip distance (miles) = Difficulty rating (1-10).

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Upcoming events

August 22 - 24
Healing Our Backs w/ Yoga TM
with Lillah, the Back Whisperer
One Center Yoga, Asheville

August 24
Big Love Festival
Asheville, NC

September 27
Many Moods of McCartney Benefit Concert, Asheville

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