SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY HIKE! Mountains to Sea Trail. Meet in Asheville at 1:00 pm and return around 4:30 or 5:00 pm. Exact location to be announced. (Will plan to pick a favorite and quieter stretch of MST trail, depending upon parkway closures. Will plan to do it even if there is snow, as long as the roads are open.) Distance approx 4 miles. Level, mostly. Easy and a little moderate. RSVPto hike leader Lisa McWherter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-713-4994.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 – Hike in Jones Gap/Mountain Bridge St Park in S Carolina. (Exact location to be announced.) Meet at 11:00 am in Asheville and return around 5:30 pm. Distance approx 5.5 miles. Level, mostly. Moderate. NOTE if there is snow we will come up with an alternative hike that's closer to Asheville, as long as the roads are open. RSVP to hike leader Lisa McWherter at email@example.com or 828-713-4994.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 –Corn Mill Shoals. Meet at 10:00 am in Asheville and return about 4:00 pm. DuPont Forest is a favorite location for hikers and this loop trail is my favorite in DuPont. We will hike up and over the granite slabs of Cedar Mountain for a total of 5 miles and 700 foot elevation gain. Easy to moderate. RSVP to hike leader, Jane, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-772-0379.