2018 AT Countryside Focus Area Hike
Date: Saturday, February 10
Start Time: 10 AM, details provided upon registration
Location: Appalachian Trail Country Side
Difficulty: Moderate (9)
Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash.
Cost: FREE for all participants
In this conservation focus area, we will learn about SAHC’s work in the landscape surrounding the Appalachian Trail (AT) between Hot Springs, NC and Watauga Lake in TN.
This Focus Area Feature Hike will get our boots on the Appalachian Trail! We will trek about seven miles through a diverse landscape of fields, maple and oak forests, and finally up to the summit of Big Bald. From this peak we have the chance to see spectacular 360° views of the Appalachian Mountains. Hundreds of acres of the beautiful land visible have been preserved forever, thanks to help from SAHC!
Presented as part of our Focus Area Feature Hike Series. Have you ever wanted to learn more about SAHC’s land protection work, particularly our conservation focus area priorities? Each of our Conservation Focus Area Feature Hikes highlight one of the six distinctive geographic regions where we work. Over the past 43 years, our members and donors have protected over 71,000 acres across ten counties in NC and TN. Join us in learning about some of these successful projects and find out what makes each of our six Focus Areas unique.