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November 2021

2021 Cold Mountain Partnership Hike: Sam’s Knob

November 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 to celebrate the much-anticipated release of the Cold Mountain Spiced Winter Ale. Participants will travel over 6 miles on one of the most beautiful stretches…

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December 2021

2021 Winter Tree ID – Hemphill Bald

December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date: Saturday, December 18 Time: Starting at 10 am Where: Cataloochee Ranch Distance: ~5 miles, 900 feet elevation gain Difficulty: Moderate (5) Cost: This hike is free for SAHC members and $10 for non-members   Have you spent hours learning how to identify trees by their leaves, only to have them all drift away come winter? Well, lucky for you, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy will be leading a hike on Saturday, December 18, to Hemphill Bald, focusing on Winter…

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January 2022

2022 Virtual Hiking Challenge

January 1 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
$25
winter hiker

Do you need a little inspiration to get moving after the holiday season? Well, lucky for you, our Annual Virtual Hiking Challenge is back! The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Virtual Hiking Challenge sets a goal for you to complete 60 miles in 60 days at your own pace. Those can be miles you’ve walked, run, or hiked – in your neighborhood, on a flat walking track, up a rugged mountain trail, or meandering in fields and forests. Whatever works for…

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2022 Winter Photography Hike

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carvers Gap, Carvers Gap
Fork Mountain-Little Rock Creek, NC 28705 United States
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Date: Saturday, January 22 Time: Starting at 3 pm Where: Carvers Gap Distance: ~3 miles Difficulty: Moderate (5). The challenge of this event will not be the distance but the potential freezing temperatures and ice. Cost: This hike is FREE for all. Whether you are an experienced photographer, a casual photographer, or a novice just getting started, this event is perfect for you! Join us for golden hour in the Highlands of Roan for a winter photography hike! Travis Bordley,…

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February 2022

2022 SAHC Community Farm Bird Walk

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm Alexander, NC 28701 United States

Date: Saturday, February 12  Time: 1pm  Where: SAHC Community Farm Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate difficulty, several inclines present on the trail. Cost: FREE for all participants   Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and ecoEXPLORE on February 12, for a collaborative farm tour and bird walk on the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm. Participants will hike the farm's Discovery Trail, led by SAHC Community Farm Associate Tamarya Sims and joined by WNC ecoEXPLORE Specialist Meghan McDevitt and Field Ornithologist Rebekkah LaBlue.…

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2022 Ornithology Walk at SAHC Community Farm

February 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
$10

Date: Saturday, February 26 Time: 8:30 am  Where: SAHC Community Farm Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate difficulty, several inclines present on the trail. Cost: FREE for Members, $10 for nonmembers  Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy on February 26 for an ornithology-focused walk on the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm. Led by Simon Thompson, participants will hike the farm’s Discovery Trail searching to identify bird species. Simon is the owner and operator of Ventures Birding and has led birding trips all over…

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March 2022

2022 Peachful Partnership Hike

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

Date: Saturday, March 19th Time: Starting at 10 am Where: Clyde, NC Distance: 2.3 miles Difficulty: Moderate. 530 ft of elevation gain in 1.15 miles.  Cost: $10 for non-members, Free for SAHC Members Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Highland Brewing Company on Saturday, March 19 for a hike celebrating the release of Highland’s Peachful Ale. Participants will travel across two SAHC owned properties in the Crabtree Community of Haywood County. These properties account for 292 acres of land and…

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April 2022

2022 Bill Popper Memorial Hike

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Price’s Creek Preserve near Burnsville, NC Date: Saturday, April 16 Meet Time: 10 AM  Distance: 3 miles Difficulty: Moderate (4-5) Cost: Free for SAHC members; $10 for non-members. Registration: Pre-registration is REQUIRED. We invite you to join us for a memorial hike to honor and remember our friend Bill Popper and his dedication to preserving the 573-acre property in Yancey County that he loved so much. This hike is a perennial favorite, taking participants through our Price’s Creek Preserve…

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2022 Farm Hike – April

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm Alexander, NC 28701 United States

Date: Friday, April 29th 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…

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May 2022

2022 Spring Ornithology Hike

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
$10

Date: Sunday, May 15th Time: 8 am Where: SAHC Community Farm Distance: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate difficulty, several inclines are present on the trail. Cost: FREE for Members, $10 for nonmembers Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy on May 15 for an ornithology-focused walk on the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Community Farm. Led by Simon Thompson, participants will hike the farm’s Discovery Trail searching to identify bird species. Simon is the owner and operator of Ventures Birding and has led birding trips all over the world. We are extremely excited to have…

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