Loading Events

« All Events

Native American Pictograph Hike at Paint Rock

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Difficulty:  Moderate (5 on a scale of 10) — 2.4 miles roundtrip, elevation gain: 1,100′
Terrain: Dirt path (very few rocks/roots), steep sections
Cost: FREE but registration required

Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy as we explore one of North Carolina’s oldest and most striking Native American pictographs at Paint Rock. Red and yellow rectilinear shapes known as pictographs adorn the textured, cubical cliff face of Paint Rock (near Hot Springs, NC). These symbols were created by indigenous peoples nearly 5,000 years ago. Our hike will begin with an educational session led by U.S. Forest Service Archaeologist and Director of the NC Rock Art Project Scott Ashcraft, who will help us to understand the significance of these glyphs.  The lesson will cover the story of the Paint Rock pictograph, the general history of the area around NC-TN border, and the importance of conservation and preservation. After a brief Q&A session with Mr. Ashcraft the hike will commence to the top of Paint Rock. From the summit participants will be rewarded with sweeping vistas of the French Broad River and surrounding areas including SAHC’s 111 acre conservation easement directly across the river from the pictograph itself.
Registration for this event has filled – if you are interested in being placed on the waiting list email israel@appalachian.org
This event is part of WNC for the Planet! Western North Carolina is celebrating Earth Day throughout the entire month of April by coming together to act locally and think globally. This year, local community and environmental groups are teaming up to offer a myriad of service days, workshops and educational events and celebrations. #WNCfortheplanet

Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , ,

Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , ,