“For Love of Beer and Mountains” Southern Sixer Kickoff Hike

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Location: Mount Kephart, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Date: Saturday, February 25th Start Time: 10 AM; Carpool info TBA Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (6-7) Leader: Haley Smith, SAHC AmeriCorps Outreach Member; Drew Stevenson, Highland Brewing Cost: FREE! Registration: Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Dogs: Dogs are not allowed in the National Park The first of six guided hikes in […]

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Focus Area Feature Hike: Balsam Mountains (also part of the Southern Sixer Challenge)

Location: Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain Date: Saturday, April 1 Start Time: 10 AM; Carpool info TBA Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (6-7) Leader: Haley Smith, SAHC AmeriCorps Outreach Member Cost: Members FREE/Non-members $10 Registration: Pre-registration is REQUIRED. This hike will feature our work in the Balsam Mountains, a biodiversity hotspot and critical wildlife corridor between the Nantahala National […]

Black Mountains Focus Area & Southern Sixer Challenge Hike

Location: Black Mountains Date: Saturday, July 22 Start Time: 9 AM, details provided upon registration Difficulty: Very Strenuous (10+) Join us for a challenging but scenic 9-to-10-mile hike along the Black Mountain Crest Trail, where we will traverse the ridge of the Black Mountains and hike across or near to eight 6,000-ft peaks. We will hike as far as […]

2018 Southern Sixer Kickoff Hike

Date: Saturday, January 13 Start Time: 9 AM, details provided upon registration Location: Highlands of Roan Difficulty: Moderate (7) Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash. Join us on a classic Roan hike with a winter twist! This Southern Sixer Kickoff Hike is offered as part of our "For Love […]

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Black Mountain Crest Trail Hike with Wicked Weed

Date: Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21 Time: 9:00 am Saturday - 3 pm Sunday Where: Black Mountain Crest Trail Difficulty: Strenuous (10+) — 12.4 miles, 5,390' Cost: FREE for all participants Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Wicked Weed Brewing for an incredible hike and camping trip along the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Often described as walking from […]

2021 Rustic Ridge Hike

Mt. Mitchell State Park 2388 N.C. 128, Burnsville, NC

Date: Sunday, October 10th   Time: 10:00am   Where: Mt. Mitchell State Park. We will meet at the park headquarters. The headquarters are located at the first parking lot on the right after entering Mt. Mitchell State Park.   Distance: 4.2 Miles   Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous (6-7). While not very long, the trail is […]

2021 Thunderstruck Partnership Hike with Highland Brewing Company

Waterrock Knob Waterrock Knob, Scott Creek, NC

Time: Starting at 9:00 am Where: Plott Balsam Mountains off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Meet at Waterrock Knob Visitor Center. Distance: 6 miles (3 miles in, 3 miles out). Rugged, rocky terrain throughout the trail with steep elevation change, becoming smoother through Spruce-fir forest further along. Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (7-8) Cost: FREE for all participants […]

2021 Cold Mountain Partnership Hike: Sam’s Knob

Date: Sunday, November 21  Time: Starting at 10:00 am Where: Flat Laurel Creek Trailhead on Hwy-215 Distance: 6.5 miles total. ~1,100 ft elevation gain.  Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (7-8)  Cost: FREE for all participants   Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and our "For Love of Beer and Mountains" partner Highland Brewing Company on November 21 […]