After Work 4 Mile Hike (rescheduled from 9/25)

  • October 9, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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UPDATE: Thank you, Sheila, for commenting about the restriction after 5:00. I spoke to a Biltmore representative and ONLY PASSHOLDERS can turn left towards the House after 5:00 p.m. If you have a guest in your car that is not a passholder, you can only go to the right/Antler Hill Village area. So, since we are meeting at the Conservatory, no non-passholder guests are allowed on this hike. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

My hiking buddy, Susan, and I recently scouted out a new after work hike and think you're going to like it! We'll do about 4 miles at a fairly brisk pace. Plan to arrive BY 5:45 to do brief introductions and leave at 5:50 so that we don't run out of daylight. I anticipate we will finish right around 7:30 p.m. I'm not going to give a bunch of details, but know that we'll see lots of sights and hit the gardens, bass pond, waterfall, skirt by the House and meet the statue of Diana up close and personal.

Difficulty: Moderate with a few steep uphill sections and/or stairs

Net Elevation Change: 433 ft.

Let's meet at the restrooms next to the Conservatory. Suggested parking is in the lot by the Conservatory/A Gardener’s Place Shop.

After arriving at the gate and showing your pass, tell the attendant you want to turn left towards Biltmore House. If the gate is down, he/she will open it. Drive past the regular parking areas and the House and continue through the Walled Garden. Park in the paved lot beside the Gardner’s Place shop. Walk up the stairs and then go left to find the restrooms. (Note - they will probably not be open.)

http://biltmore.s3.amazonaws.com/pdfs/Gardens-Map.pdf

I would rate this as a moderate hike with quite a few inclines on the steep or consistent side... certainly tougher than our previous after-work hikes, but not really strenuous. We'll be going fairly fast, therefore, please make sure you're used to hiking before signing up.

Before you RSVP, please make sure you can go. No-shows or last minute cancellations sometimes keep people on waiting lists from being able to attend Meetups. Also, please note that our group will start and end together... thanks in advance for not requesting to break away before we finish.

Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.

If anyone is interested, we can go to The Cantina in Biltmore Village afterwards for dinner and/or drinks.

The weather forecast for Wednesday looks good as of Sunday afternoon. Looking forward to hiking with those of you who can make it on Wednesday!

--Jonna

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  • ArayaHansen

    Good to see all of you, sorry could not join for dinner. Calli has had a very bad reaction to antibiotic cephalexin after dog attack. Please do not give this antibiotic to your dog without researching adverse reactions online. She has many of them. The worst can cause death. Please say some prayers that she pulls thru!

    October 10, 2013

    • Beth L

      Most definitely!

      1 · October 10, 2013

    • ArayaHansen

      Thank you all for your prayers. Calli is finally eating after 3 days of no food or water, inflamed GI, could not swallow without alot of pain and sleeping all day, not herself at all. It's still pureed food, but at least she is starting to eat and drink without pain! She is getting her spirit back!

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • Deborah

    That was a really nice, and varied, hike. Love the photos too! Peak mums and happy dogs.

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Mary Z

    What a great Hike. Thanks Jonna!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Hilary P.

    Penny had a blast...me too. Great to see familiar faces!!

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Susan B.

    Great Hike!

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Jonna

    I enjoyed hiking with all of you tonight! Would like to also extend a special welcome to BEAP first-timers, Brian and Daniel - it was so nice to meet you! Hope to see you all again soon.

    October 9, 2013

  • Betsye L.

    Jonna is a star

    1 · October 9, 2013

    • Jonna

      Awww ... thanks, Betsye! And back at ya!

      October 9, 2013

  • Anna M.

    I have not frequented the Biltmore yet...please give me a landmark where the conservatory is so I can be there promptly....

    October 8, 2013

    • Anna M.

      sorry to have not been able to make it...I had to work later than expected and cannot get on computer at work for personal business...or I would have changed my RSVP...but did email you...hope you received it and enjoyed your evening ....

      October 9, 2013

    • Jonna

      Hi Anna Marie! Thanks for the note and the email. I didn't see it until after the hike, but glad everything is OK. We understand about work and hope to see you on the next one!

      October 9, 2013

  • Avis G.

    I'm not interested in hiking

    October 7, 2013

    • Jonna

      No problem, Avis! You're probably getting all of the updates, which happens when you RSVP either yes or no. Since you are not interested and don't want email updates, simply choose to not RSVP on future hiking events. Thx.

      October 8, 2013

  • Betsye L.

    The diversity of activities is what I really like about the BEAP events. Four great ones just this past week for all activity levels, ages, and income. Keep them coming, please!

    2 · October 7, 2013

  • Jonna

    Just posted an update. Only passholders can go on this hike, since guests are only allowed to go to Antler Hill Village after 5pm - not towards the House and Gardens. Sorry about that, and thanks to Sheila and Debbie for their information.

    October 7, 2013

  • Deborah

    I only recently found out that, after 5 PM, if you just tell the guard that you want to go toward the house they open the gate for you.

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • sheila o

    The guard will usually not let you take a left toward the house after 5pm. Has this been cleared with them?

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Beth L

    Need to wait for my ankle to heal- but hope to join you again soon for future hikes!

    October 6, 2013

    • Jonna

      Sorry to hear about your ankle, Beth. Hope to see you again soon!

      October 6, 2013

  • Susan B.

    Yes I will be in town for this hike!!!!!

    2 · October 6, 2013

    • Jonna

      Great! See you on Wednesday, Susan!

      October 6, 2013

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