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Sunday 10/02/2016
Oct.29 Hemphill Bald/Cataloochee Ranch Hike Canceled
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Upcoming Hikes (click for details):

Wednesday Oct. 26, 8:40 AM - Slate Rock Creek - Pilot Cove - 6 mi.

Saturday Oct. 29, 10:15 AM - Hemphill Bald from Cataloochee Ranch - 5 mi.

Sunday Oct. 30, 8:30 AM - Daniel Ridge - Caney Bottom Cove - Creek Falls Loop - 10 mi.

Sunday Half-Day Oct. 30, 12:30 PM - Carl Sandburg Home - 5 mi.

Don't forget to register for the ANNUAL DINNER AND MEETING scheduled for Saturday November 5th at the Chariot in Hendersonville--Social hour 5:30; Dinner 6:30; Annual Meeting and speaker 7:30. Register by logging into the website and clicking on the link on the right side menu. You can also download the form by clicking here (Annual Dinner) and register by mailing it to the CMC Post Office Box. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, October 26th! Click here for agenda and documents: Annual Meeting

Send your pictures of CMC maintenance work and hikes from 2015/16 for a slide show to be shown during the annual dinner November 5th. Send up to five photos with your name as you want it to appear on the slide show. There will be a prize-drawing for those who submit pictures. The submission deadline is Saturday, Oct. 29. Send the photos to:Dennis Bass at

CMC NEEDS YOUR HELP! We need members willing to walk sections of the Appalachian Trail that the CMC maintains and to report on issues or problems that should be addressed by our Maintenance crews. If you're interested just log onto the website and click on AT Volunteer Hiker on the right side menu. Then choose a segment to hike by clicking on "details" and pick a date for your hike. Your willingness to help is greatly appreciated!

There are so many interesting things along the trail; hike and enjoy!




  • Copperheads


  • Red salamander

    On Sassafras Falls hike

  • Beautiful!

    Autumn abundance

  • Interesting Tree

    This is a tree on the side of the trail as you are going into Skinny Dip off the Parkway

  • Cantrell Creek Lodge, reconstructed

    Lodge as it looks now in the Cradle of Forestry

  • A hiker's tools

    You'll want to have these

  • CMC emblem

    90 Years Young

Hike, Save Trails, Make Friends!

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We love to hike and work on our beloved trails, and we want you to join us. You can check us out through several hikes with us, or you can join first by clicking on the Join button on our home page. Please contact the hike leader ahead of time if you’re not a member.

Please browse our web site to see other activities you might like. We’re a non-profit with no paid staff, so we depend on volunteers to keep our club going. We would welcome your help!