Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Volunteer Opportunity

As you may know, NC High Peaks took on a new task this past year-- serving as the Crabtree Falls Chapter of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Part of our responsibilities include ensuring the cleanliness of the many overlooks on our almost fifty mile section of the parkway.

High Peaks Hike Nov. 11 Features Spectacular Views

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for some of the most spectacular views in the Appalachians when the club hosts two hikes Nov. 11 that will begin at Big Bald on the Appalachian Trail. This iconic peak stands at 5,516 feet, offering 360-degree views that include the Blacks, Craggies and Roan Mountain.

HP Birders Presentation

High Peaks Birders will present “Birds at Cane River Park”, a collection of bird photographs by Steve Buettner mostly taken at the park, upstairs at the Public Library in Burnsville, November 10 starting at 6 PM. 


NC High Peaks Board Meeting, Thursday October 19

Please join High Peaks for our regularly scheduled Board meeting on Thursday, October 19 at 9:00 AM upstairs at Appalachian Java.  All members are welcome to attend.  This month we will be welcoming new Board members and electing officers for the next 12 months.  We will also introduce our proposed hike schedule for 2017.


High Peaks Offers Rare Chance to Glimpse Fall Colors from Green Knob Fire Tower

With the cooperation of the U.S. Forest Service, the NC High Peaks Trail Association will offer a rare opportunity to glimpse fall colors from the Green Knob Fire Tower off the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Normally locked because of the threat of vandalism, this historic fire tower offers tremendous 360-degree views of Mt. Mitchell, the South Toe River Valley, the Linville Gorge profile and the Piedmont, all as the fall colors are reaching their peak.

High Peaks Explores Lost Cove Oct. 7

The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will lead hikers into the historic abandoned community of Lost Cove on Saturday, Oct.7. Settled during or shortly after the Civil War, Lost Cove is nestled above the Nolichucky River, and can only be reached on foot.

Bird Stroll after HP Annual Meeting

There will be a birding stroll at 1 PM on Saturday September 30, on the Mt Mitchell Nature Trail near the mountain's summit.  The stroll will follow the annual meeting for High Peaks Trail Association that occurs on that same day beginning at 10 a.m.  The meeting will probably run until lunch time.  Meeting attendees who wish to attend the stroll can join us for lunch at the restaurant.

High Peaks Sets Annual Meeting Sept. 30 at Mt. Mitchell

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for some spectacular early Autumn views as the club holds its annual meeting at the restaurant lounge on Mt. Mitchell on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

High Peaks Birding Stroll on Saturday, Sept. 23

 Hello birders young and not so young. The birding stroll we announced for last weekend did not go, as Wolf Laurel didn’t give us access due to power outages they were dealing with. So we are announcing a rescheduled birding stroll for Saturday, September 23 on Big Bald over near Wolf Laurel.  Steve Buettner will be the stroll leader.  We will be looking for all species, but hope to catch a kettle of migrating hawks.  The Yancey van will leave Town Square at 8:30.  Please bring a $5.00 donation to help pay for your ride.


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