Full Moon Night Hike

An intrepid group of hikers braved the fierce February wind to enjoy a night hike at our recently protected Flatwoods Pasture property. This scenic property added about 145 acres to the over 10,000 acres SAHC has helped protect in the greater Sandy Mush landscape, and we intend for it to continue being grazed, thus remaining active farmland. We were joined on this hike by Christian Hunt of Defenders of Wildlife, who discussed red wolf recovery efforts and challenges. At the end of the night, the group all gave our best red wolf howl to the February Snow Moon! Read more


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