1/2 Day Lovers Leap/Pump Gap Trail Hike Cancelled
December 08, 2013Hike cancelled due to 80-90% chance of rain in Hot Springs area in the afternoon.
Lemon Gap to Garenflo Gap cancelled due to weather
December 07, 2013Due to the rain, sleet, ice and snow forecast for Sunday, the hike must be cancelled. I plan to reschedule some time in December in order to help members complete the AT Challenge. Please send me an email if you are interested in a rescheduled hike. Thanks, Jim Reel
NC Hunting Season
November 11, 2013This year's hunting season with rifles, etc. is 11/25 - 12/14. Anyone hiking during that period should wear lots of blaze orange and avoid non-trail hiking. No hunting on Sundays of course.
Pisgah / Nantahala Forest Service Plan Revision Meetings
November 04, 2013The next of the ongoing series of public Forest Service Plan Revision meetings has now been announced. This time the meeting style will be an informal "open house" for the you to stop in, speak, and submit comments as to how you would like to see Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests managed in the future. Each location of meetings nearest to you will be the same format and you may simply stop in at anytime during the hours of 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. The dates and locations are as follows: 11/18/13 - McDowell Technical Community College, Wm. H. Smith bldg. (#19) - Room 113 - 54 College Dr., Marion / 11/19/13 - Transylvania Co. Library, 212 So. Gaston St., Brevard / 12/3/13 - Tri-County Community College, Enlowe multi-purpose room - 21 Campus Circle, Murphy / 12/3/13 - Appalachian Ranger District Office - 632 Manor Rd., Mars Hill / 12/5/13 - Graham Co. Community Center - 196 Knight St., Robbinsville / 12/17/13 - Nantahala Ranger District Office - 90 Sloan Rd., Franklin Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/nfsnc/nprevision