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May 2022

2022 Farm Hike – May

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Date: Thursday, May 19th Time: Starting at 10 am Where: SAHC Community Farm Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate. Several inclines are present on the trail. Cost: Free for Members. $10 for non-members. Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy on our beautiful Community Farm to hike along our Discovery Trail and see all the terrific projects we have in the works. Our Community Farm is a 140-acre educational and working farm just outside Asheville. The farm is a continually evolving home for conservation projects and agricultural…

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June 2022

2022 Hike #4: Birding with Simon Thompson at Wiles Creek Preserve, NC

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wiles Creek Preserve

Location: Wiles Creek Preserve Start Time: 9 am Est End Time: 12:30 pm Difficulty: Moderate, 4 Leader: Simon Thompson of Ventures Birding Tours Come out to our Wiles Creek birding hike and take a step back in time. Our Wiles Creek Preserve is one of the most beautiful, diverse, and ecologically important properties that we protect. The 150-acre preserve adjoins Pisgah National Forest and is nestled within the Audubon Society’s Roan Mountain Important Bird Area. The property contains a variety…

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2022 Hike #5: Challenge Hike at Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area, TN

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area

Location: Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area Start Time: 9 am Est End Time: 3 pm Difficulty: 11+ Very Strenuous Leader: Travis Bordley, our Roan Ecologist Our challenge hike starts at Hampton Creek Cove and journeys 4.1 miles and 1,850 feet of elevation on the Overmountain Victory Trail, through pastured farm roads and wooded footpaths to Yellow Mountain Gap on the Appalachian Trail. After a short stretch on the Appalachian Trail, we will leave trails behind and bushwack to our…

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2022 Hike #1: Shell Hollow Loop Hike

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area

Location: Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area, TN Start time: 10 am Est end time: 12:30 pm Difficulty: Moderate, 5 Leaders: Tom Gatti & David Smith (both former SAHC seasonal Roan Ecologists) Join us for a moderate 3-mile hike led by Tom Gatti and David Smith (both former SAHC seasonal Roan Ecologists)  in the Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area. The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy purchased Hampton Creek Cove before transferring it to the State of Tennessee for permanent protection. We…

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2022 Hike #2: Little Cove Creek Preserve Waterfall Stroll, TN

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Little Cove Creek

Location: Little Cove Creek Nilsen Preserve Start Time: 10 am Est End Time: 1 pm Difficulty: Easy, 1 Leader: Jay Leutze, Sr. Advisor to the Board Join Jay Leutze on our Little Cove Creek Preserve for a morning of storytelling and appreciation for one of the most unique places in the world. Little Cove Creek is a 47-acre preserve featuring a mature high elevation forest, a heritage apple orchard, and a stunning stream. If you would like to, we will…

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2022 Hike #3: Yoga with Kim Blaine at Little Rock Creek Preserve, NC

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Little Rock Creek Preserve

Location: Little Rock Creek Preserve Start Time: 10 am Est End Time: 12:30 pm Difficulty: Easy, 2 Leader: Kim Blaine of Downtown Yoga Center, Johnson City, TN We invite you to join Kim Blaine, owner of Downtown Yoga Center in Johnson City, for a calming, stress-relieving yoga class on SAHC’s Little Rock Creek property. Kim has been teaching yoga since 2002 and returned to her home in the southern Appalachians in 2014 after owning a studio in California for four…

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2022 June Jamboree Social!

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SAHC’s Big Rock Creek Preserve
Seeding area around camping platform

Location: Big Rock Creek Preserve Start Time: 1 pm End Time: 4 pm We will hold a drop-in social on our Big Rock Creek Preserve in the afternoon. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating friends, family and shared hike experiences while learning about SAHC’s recent land protection news. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided, so please RSVP so we have enough for everyone!  We look forward to seeing you and hope you all join us in celebrating…

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2022 Community Farm Hike – June

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$10

Date: Thursday, June 30th Time: Starting at 10 am Where: SAHC Community Farm Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate. Several inclines are present on the trail. Cost: Free for Members. $10 for non-members. Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy on our beautiful Community Farm to hike along our Discovery Trail and see all the terrific projects we have in the works. Our Community Farm is a 140-acre educational and working farm just outside Asheville. The farm is a continually evolving home for conservation projects and agricultural…

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July 2022

Community Farm Hike – July

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Thursday, July 14th Time: Starting at 9 am Where: SAHC Community Farm Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate. Several inclines are present on the trail. Cost: Free for Members. $10 for non-members. Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy on our beautiful Community Farm to hike along our Discovery Trail and see all the terrific projects we have in the works. Our Community Farm is a 140-acre educational and working farm just outside Asheville. The farm is a continually evolving home for conservation projects and agricultural…

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2022 Clawhammer Hike

July 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Date: Friday, July 22 Time: Meeting at 8 am Where: Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC Distance: 10.5 miles Difficulty: Very Strenuous (10+). 10+ mile hike with significant elevation change.  Cost: FREE for all participants (Pre-Registration is Required!)   Join us on Friday, July 22, for a hike to the top of Clawhammer Mountain in celebration of the upcoming seasonal release of Clawhammer by Highland Brewing Company! The hike to Clawhammer Mountain will be a long and strenuous 10+ mile trip along multi-use trails that…

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