CMC OM - Challenges

Revised August 2022
Carolina Mountain Club (CMC) challenges should:
 - promote hiking, conservation and an appreciation for trail maintenance,
-  appeal to hikers with various levels of physical ability and a broad range of interest,
-  promote camaraderie among hikers with similar interest.
-  provide for a sense of accomplishment when completing a challenge,

CMC administers a number of Challenges hikers can participate in:
1. South Beyond 6000 (SB6K) - hiking 40 selected southeastern 6,000 foot peaks
2. Lookout Tower Challenge (LTC) - hiking to 24 fire towers in WNC
3. Pisgah 400 (P400) - hiking all the official trails in the Pisgah Ranger District
4. Waterfall & Cascade 100 (WC100) - hiking to 100 of WNC's most spectacular
5. A.T.-MST Challenge – hike those portions of the AT and MST maintained by CMC
6. Youth Partner Challenge - share hiking experiences with youth
7. 100 Favorite Trail Challenge – hike 100 of the best trails in Western NC
8. Centennial Challenge – hike 50 miles and perform 50 hours of trail work with CMC
Information on each challenge is available on the CMC website under the Challenges menu
Roles and Responsibilities:
Challenge Chair will:
-  call and preside over meetings of the Challenge Committee as required,
-  in collaboration with Challenge Committee Members, oversee and direct the challenges
   formally adopted by CMC,
-  present certificates and patches at the Annual Meeting, or mail certificates and patches to
   persons who desire to receive them by mail.
- The Youth Partner Challenge coordinatorwill present patches and certificates to those completers,
  coordinate with members and outside organizations regarding the challenges officially adopted by CMC,
- recruit new committee members to assist with CMC’s approved challenges,
- maintain a current Completers’ roster and have posted to website with help from
  committee members,
- submit a budget to council annually and monitor this budget throughout the year,
- request feedback from CMC members in order to gather information about interest in the
  challenges and to engage in achievement of challenges.

The members of the Challenge Committee shall consist of the following:

  • Chair (see above)
  • South Beyond 6000 Coordinator
  • Lookout Tower Challenge Coordinator
  • Waterfall 100 Challenge Coordinator
  • Pisgah 400 Coordinator
  • A. T. - MST Challenge Coordinator
  • Youth Partner Challenge Coordinator
  • 100 Favorite Trail Challenge Coordinator
  • Centennial Challenge Coordinator (years 2022-2023 only)
  • At Large Committee Member

Committee Members should:
- Answer any questions in a timely manner regarding the challenge they coordinate.
- Communicate with the Chair about persons who have completed challenge applications
   by sending documentation for each person completing a challenge.
- Communicate with the Chair changes in challenges and what information is needed to
   keep the web page current.
- Review annually all challenge programs and make updates if necessary.
- Oversee, direct, and promote the challenges formally adopted by CMC.

Adding New or Modifying Existing Challenges

Any new or major modification of existing challenge requires a simple majority approval by the Challenge Committee including Chair.  It must then be presented to and approved by the CMC Officers and Directors before becoming official.

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