Events

Worm Moon Night Hike

Date:  Thursday, March 21st
Time:  6 pm – 8 pm
Difficulty:  Moderate (4 on a scale of 10) — 2 miles roundtrip, elevation gain: 145′
Terrain: Dirt path (very few rocks/roots), stream crossing on stepping stones
Cost: Free but registration required

Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy at our Community Farm, with SAHC’s very own Community Farm and Food Program Associate Chris Link. The 135-acre Community Farm provides a joint model for environmental sustainability and productive agriculture. Participants will take a brief hike around the farm’s Discovery Trail and enjoy a beautiful sunset on the ridge. While we wait for the moon to climb, Chris will share a brief lesson on nutrient cycling and vermiculture on the farm. Moonrise will occur at 7:27 pm — and  we can all wriggle around in honor of the worms whose soil is beginning to soften with the approach of Spring!

Registration for this hike has filled – to be placed on the wait list email israel@appalachian.org

Snow Moon Night Hike

Date:  Tuesday, February 19
Time:  4 pm – 7 pm
Difficulty:  Moderate (4 on a scale of 10) — 2 miles
Cost: Free but registration required

Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Southeast Program Director of the Defenders of Wildlife, Ben Prater as we celebrate the release of Highland Brewing Company’s Midnight Summit seasonal with a full moon night hike up to Max Patch. Max Patch, located in Pisgah National Forest and SAHC’s French Broad River Valley Focus Area, offers hikers panoramic views of the surrounding area including five SAHC protected lands covering over 360 acres. Participants will have a brief, steep hike to the top of the bald to enjoy a beautiful sunset and a lesson on the history and ecology of red wolves in the Appalachian mountains before the moonrise at 6:30 pm. Once the moon is in the sky, Ben will lead us all in a group howl in honor and remembrance of North Carolina’s native wolf species.

Registration has filled for this hike, if you’d like to be on the wait list email israel@appalachian.org