It’s a new year of hiking and discovery in the Southern Appalachian mountains.
Carolina Mountain Club just released its 2018 First Quarter hiking schedule.
The club celebrates the new year with a First Day hike in the Green River Game Lands.
For the first three months of 2018, the schedule offers nineteen all-day weekend hikes, thirteen Wednesday hikes and twelve half-day Sunday hikes. Volunteer leaders check out their hikes to understand current trail conditions just before leading the hike.
“CMC offers a variety of hikes, suitable for the season”, said Gregory Bechtel, the incoming chair of the hiking committee. “We hike Sundays, Wednesdays and most Saturdays year-round.”
From an easy seven-mile walk on Asheville Greenways to a challenging climb to Newton Bald in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the club has hikes for every level. In addition, two Youth Partner Challenge hikes introduce children to fun and educational experiences.
Prospective members are encouraged to start with a Sunday half-day hike. Go to the CMC website, look at the hiking offerings under Hiking and contact the leader.
PS Still several good hikes offered this year.
Happy Hiking Year!