Carolina Mountain Club

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Friends of the Smokies - Saturday July 20

Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview – only 20 minutes from Asheville

There will be a gourmet farm-to-table dinner, live music by BuncombeTurnpike, and a silent auction for some pretty nifty experiences.
Square dancing will be called by Representative Joe Sam Queen (NC-119), a celebrity himself.  It will be fun. Lots of CMC folks will be there.

After all, we hike in the Smokies all the time. Pass this around and sign up.



Why Knot - Get Together at Sierra Navada

CMC maintainer and instructor Bill Sanderson does knot bight and there is no dressing up, so join us until the bitter end over a beer and maybe dinner. OK, I could knot resist using some of the names we learned to express the fun we had learning knots and their uses.

Why Knot Get Together gatherings allows hikers and hike leaders to learn how to tie a few useful knots for camping or survival skills.  I will have 6’ lengths of cordage you can buy for $3.

From the parking lot, go around back to the left-hand side of the building. Follow the sidewalk to the left and go down the hill towards the stage. We will meet near the outside bathrooms.

Where: Sierra Nevada
When: the 2 nd and 4 th Wednesday of July from 6:00-7:00
July 10 and 24, 2019
Education Outreach Committee
Questions, contact Jan at


A good Start

A good Start

Why Knot Get Together, a good start.

  • A good Start

    Why Knot Get Together, a good start.

  • White Fringed Phacelia

    The trail in bloom at Walnut Bottom (Big Creek in GSMNP. Photo by Daisy Karasek.

  • Jack in the Pulpit

    Photo by Elaine Tennen - Jack in the Pulpit 2019 on the Laurel Fork to Jocasse Lake.

  • Bloodroot

    Photo by Dennis Bass

  • Trout Lilly

    Photo by Dick Zimmerer. The flower is a Trout Lily. Photo was taken April 7,2019 on a hike Dick led called “Big Creek" - the Big Creek in the Mills River Recreation Area with the trailhead at Trace Ridge..

  • Blue Bead Lily

    Photo by Dennis Bass Blue Bead Lily (aka yellow bead lily because of the yellow flower which precedes the blue beads.

  • Indian Pipe

    Photo by Dennis Bass