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May 2019

Wildflower Hike at Laurel Ridge

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, May 1st Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: Laurel Ridge Difficulty: Moderate (5)— 3.2 mile hike with some steep terrain Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy on a springtime wildflower stroll through our 552-acre Laurel Ridge conservation easement. Participants will be led through dense Southern Appalachian Oak Forests and Cove Forests over lovely streams, and rock formations along old, healed logging roads. As we meander through this wilderness we will keep our…

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¡Caminata Polinizadora!

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fecha: Miércoles, Mayo 15 Tiempo: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Donde: Granja Comunitaria de SAHC Dificultad: Moderoda — 2 millas de ida y vuelta, 145′ ganancia de elevación Costo: GRATIS Está cordialmente invitado a la caminata polinizadora! organizada por la Organización de la Conservación del Sur de Appalachia (Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy o SAHC) y el Dr. Gerardo Arceo-Gomez de ETSU. Esta caminata educativa se llevara acabo en nuestra Granja Comunitaria de 135-hectareas que proporciona un modelo conjunto de sustentabilidad…

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Flower Moon Night Hike

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Date: Saturday, May 18th Time: 7 - 10pm Difficulty:  Moderate (7 on a scale of 10) — 6.0 miles roundtrip, elevation gain: 800′ Terrain: Dirt path (few rocks/roots), steep sections Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Wicked Weed Brewing at Little Sandy Mush Bald for a chance to see May's Full Flower Moon. Little Sandy Mush Bald sits atop at 241-acre conservation easement in Madison County. This site is also home to carpets of…

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Beginner Mountain Bike Ride

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Date: Sunday, May 19 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: DuPont State Forest Difficulty: Moderate (5) — 6.3 mile loop, 697′ of ascent, avg. 4% grade Cost: FREE for all participants Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and special guest Rebeca Bermudez, who will be leading our first Mountain Biking trip of the season. This ride will begin at Lake Imaging in DuPont State Forest and conclude via Ridgeline, one of the country's fastest, flowiest, and easiest downhill trails.  The…

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June 2019

Upper Catawba Falls Wanderlush Hike

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Date: Sunday, June 2 Time: 10 am – 2 pm Difficulty:  Moderate (7 on a scale of 10) — 5.0 miles roundtrip, elevation gain: 650′ Terrain: Dirt path (few rocks/roots), steep sections, 18 stream crossings Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Highland Brewing Company for a moderately difficult hike to Upper Catawba Falls. The Catawba River flows for approximately 220 miles, beginning in the Southern Appalachians until it drains in the South Carolina Piedmont.…

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June Jamboree 2019

June 15
Highlands of Roan

The Social Time:  1-4 pm After your adventure on your Jamboree outing be sure to stop by our afternoon social where friends and family can gather and share hike experiences while learning about SAHC’s recent accomplishments, including land protection and stewardship news. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. This years social will be at our Big Rock Creek Preserve.  The Big Rock Creek property, formerly the home of Trailridge summer camp, contains 127 acres of unique high elevation habitat…

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July 2019

Black Mountain Crest Trail Hike with Wicked Weed

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm

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 Carolina to Canada, hikers will travel through Appalachian Cove, Northern Hardwood, and Spruce-Fir forests on their way up to the tallest ridge line trail in…

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September 2019

Clawhammer Hike with Highland Brewing Co.

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clawhammer Mtn near Brevard, NC
Free

Date: Saturday, September 14 Time: Starting at 10:00 am Where: Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC Difficulty: Very Strenuous (10+) — 10+ mile hike with significant elevation change Cost: FREE for all participants (but pre-registration is required) This hike to Clawhammer Mountain, namesake of Highland Brewing Company’s seasonal Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager, will be a long and strenuous 10+ mile trip along multi-use trails that traverse mountain bike, equestrian, and hiking trails as well as forest service roads. We will follow…

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October 2019

POP-UP Hike! Monarch Migration and Waterfall Hike

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cherry Cove Overlook, Milepost 415.7
Canton, NC 28716 United States
FREE

POP-UP Hike! Date: Tuesday, October 8th Time: Starting at 10:00 am Where: Cherry Cove Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway  Distance: 3.50 miles out-and-back Difficulty: Moderate (5-6) Cost: FREE for all participants (but pre-registration is required) Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for a moderate hike along a migratory pathway for Monarch Butterflies on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hike is a 3.5 mile out-and-back that begins at Cherry Cove Overlook (mile marker 415.7) and ends at Skinny Dip Falls before turning back.…

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Thunderstruck Partnership Hike with Highland Brewing Co.

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Waterrock Knob, Waterrock Knob
Scott Creek, NC 28779 United States
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Free
A dense fog settles over conifer trees at Waterrock Knob

Date: Sunday, October 13th Time: Starting at 10:00 am Where: Waterrock Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway Distance: 6 miles (3 miles in, 3 miles out). Rugged, rocky terrain throughout the beginning of the trail with steep elevation change, becoming smoother through Spruce-fir forest further along. Difficulty: Moderate (5-6) Cost: FREE for all participants (but pre-registration is required) Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Highland Brewing Company on October 13th for a moderately difficult hike to enjoy views of…

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