What to bring: Water, snacks, hiking shoes, sun screen
Limited to how many people: 15
Degree of difficulty: Between 1.5 and 2 miles. 100-foot elevation gain. A moderate hike – most of the trails are on old road beds, so it’s wide and has a fairly gentle grade. In a few places it’s steeper and has trickier footing.
Highlights: In addition to typical fall and late summer flowers, participants will also see culturally important plants for the Cherokee.
*This hike has been cancelled due to lack of response. If you are interested in rescheduling, please contact Sharon Burdette.
Led by founding director Paul Carlson, this steep hike will climb to the early autumn color on the Pinnacle rock outcrop, one of the most iconic overlooks in the Plott Balsam Mountains. The Pinnacle is located in the old Sylva Watershed which was conserved under easement with Mainspring support a dozen years ago. This was an early conservation project in the Plott Balsams where several thousand additional acres have been conserved in recent years, including a major project under Mainspring leadership this year.
The 6 mile round trip hike is strenuous with a climb of over 2000′ in elevation on the way up and a drop of the same on the return.
Bring ample water, lunch, sturdy boots and walking sticks as well as weather appropriate clothing.
The hike will begin at the Pinnacle Park parking lot at 10:00 am at the end of Fisher Creek Road about 4 miles north of downtown Sylva.
The hike will take an estimated 4 to 5 hours.
NC EE Criteria I workshop with NC Wildlife Resources Commission Educator Tanya Poole. CATCH curriculum explores ways to teach about aquatic environments through fish biology, outdoor ethics, water safety, and fishing skills. This workshop will teach educators techniques and activities geared for children ages 8 to 15. Participants get a CATCH curriculum guide as well as other fishing resources for instruction. Great for educators, parents, homeschool instructors and grandparents looking to find ways to get kids outdoors and learn something at the same time.
Must have at least 10 participants to host event. Participants may pay $8 and choose from a list of boxed lunches, or bring your own lunch at no cost. Attendees will meet at Big Bear Pavilion and participate in outdoor activities, so dress appropriately.
For more information, or to register, contact Jason Meador at [email protected]