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September 2019

Clawhammer Hike with Highland Brewing Co.

September 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Fall Stargazing at Grassland Observatory

October 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grassland Mountain Observatory
$10

Date: Friday, October 18th (Saturday, October 19th weather back up date) Time: 6:00-10:00pm Location: Grassland Mountain Observatory, Marshall, NC Cost: This event is free for SAHC members $10 for non-members Join Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Grassland Observatory for a night under a sea of stars. By protecting land from development, SAHC is lessening light pollution and helping to restore the night sky! In Madison County SAHC has helped protect over 3,500 acres of land, contributing to the great dark…

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November 2019

2019 Hemphill Bald Fall Hike

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cataloochee Ranch, 119 Ranch Dr.
Maggie Valley, NC 28751 United States
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Free

Date: Saturday, November 9th   Time: Meeting at 9:00am at Earth Fare in the Westgate Shopping Center)   Where: Cataloochee Ranch   Distance: 3.50 Miles   Difficulty: Moderate (5-6) Loop: Steady incline up gravel trail to bald. Small, steep climb to bald, then leisurely hike down gravel road.   Cost: FREE for all participants (but pre-registration is required)   Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Mast General Store for a leisurely, fall foliage hike to the breathtaking heights of…

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CANCELLED 2019 Sensory Exploration Outing

November 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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FREE

Date: Saturday, November 23rd Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Location: SAHC Community Farm Cost: This event is FREE but Pre-Registration is required! Turn out the lights and open your eyes to take a deep dive into the night with Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for a sensory exploration hike! With science teacher Alexandra Meyer, we’ll be exploring our senses under a sea of stars with scent jars, candles, stories, and stargazing while learning about night vision for humans on our Community Farm.…

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December 2019

Midnight Summit Partnership Cold Moon Night Hike with Highland Brewing Company

December 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Blue Ridge Pastures
FREE

Date: Saturday, December 14th Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm Location: Trombatore Trail: Blue Ridge Pastures Difficulty and Distance: Moderate: 4.7 miles out and back. 1,227 feet elevation gain. Cost: This event is FREE for members and $10 for non-members The Cold Moon gets its name from Winter settling in the Northern Hemisphere in December with long, cold, silent nights. Join SAHC and Highland Brewing Co. for an adventure under the light of the Cold Moon up to the Blue Ridge Pastures.  Once we…

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2019 Winter Solstice Party

December 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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FREE

Date: Saturday, December 21st Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm Location: SAHC Community Farm Cost: This event is FREE but Pre-Registration is required! Many cultures throughout history and today celebrate the coming of Winter, from lighting fires to simulate the life bearing heat of the now returning sun to large feasts and festivals. Gather around our own bonfire at SAHC’s Community Farm and learn about the history of the Winter Solstice, the astronomy behind the seasons, and the mythological creatures that wander the winter…

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January 2020

2020 Winter Bird Walk

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1020 US-25
Asheville, NC 28804
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FREE

 Date: Sunday, January 19th Time: 9:00am - 10:30am Location: Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary Difficulty: Very Easy (0.4 mile Boardwalk) Cost: This event is FREE but Pre-Registration is required! Have you ever been curious about the ever elusive birds you hear chirping in the morning or flying overhead as you walk along the sidewalk? What bird is it? What does it look like? How does it sound? All of these questions and more can be answered during our Winter Bird Walk at Beaver…

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2020 Snowflake Hike

January 25
Carvers Gap, Carvers Gap
Fork Mountain-Little Rock Creek, NC 28705 United States
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FREE

Date: Saturday, January 25th Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM Location: Carvers Gap Difficulty: Moderate (5-6) with an elevation gain of 650' and snow Distance: 4~ miles out and back Cost: FREE but Pre-Registration is Required! In 1885, a self educated farmer Wilson A. Bently attached a microscope to his bellows camera and became the first person to photograph a snowflake. After photographing over 5000 snowflakes, he found that no two snowflakes are alike and come in all sorts of shapes and…

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