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Pilot Mountain Hike

updated Friday morning 10/12.

The weather promises to be fabulous fall weather!  not crystal clear but Mostly sunny and cool-ish.  Please wear layers.  We will be hiking during the warmest part of the day, but high is forecast to be around 60 in late afternoon.

We will leave promptly at 9:00 am from the parking lot.  Our rest stop will be on I-40 between Burlington and Greensboro.  As we head west on I-40, it will be the rest stop just after University Dr. exit.  We will be there around 10:00 am (for those who live west of Raleigh and want to meet us there, please let me know)

We will meet in the middle of the parking lot between McDonalds and Dicks Sporting goods.

Look for a meet up sign.  I will have a map for each driver.

This will be a car pool event.  Show up with either a full tank of gas and a cooler in your trunk or $10 for the driver to cover his/her fuel costs.  Wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water, and pack a picnic lunch.

We will leave the parking lot at Brier Creek promptly at 9:00 am.

The drive to Pilot Mountain takes 2 hours.  There will be one rest stop on I-40 between Burlington and Greensboro, just after University Dr. exit.

We will then walk the 0.9-mile trail around the Pilot Mountain pinacle (the Jemeokee Trail) and then enjoy our picnic lunch together.  I need to research trail maps a bit more; a 2-mile hike will occur after lunch. For those who want a more challenging hike, I will have a map of another trail, but you will be on your own.  

 Those who stick with the Pinnacle hike and the 2-mile hike afterwards can plan to arrive back in Raleigh around 4:30.

Some may choose to stop somewhere on the way back for dinner.  I'll map a few recommendations.

See you tomorrow morning!!   Thanks!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I forgot how beautiful the mountain is time of year. Thanks Jeannette for
    hosting this out of town hike/trip. Weather- outstanding.

    October 14, 2012

  • Jeanette

    great

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful!

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those of us that would like a closer hike Lynn Lake might be a great idea for the next location. It's only about 4 miles from Brier Creek!!

    October 12, 2012

    • Jeanette

      Thanks Vinnie! If you want to organize a hike there, please contact Steve and he will get you organizer access. It's fairly easy.

      October 13, 2012

  • Daniel

    Jeanette, I am wondering if you have picked the trail yet. I have signed up already a while ago. However it would be a long ride (2hrs + 2 hrs) for a 3 mile hike, speaking for myself.

    October 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a blast, but are there really only 3 miles of trails to hike? It seems like a long drive for so little actual hiking. Just curious. :]

    August 31, 2012

  • Kent

    I used to live near Winston-Salem, 25 miles from Pilot Mountain. FYI, those interested may also wish to visit Old Salem (originally Salem, an Moravian religious communitarian setlement), Wake Forest Univ. inc Reynolda Gardens (Reynolds Foundation paid WF in 1950's to move from Wake Forest, NC, where it was founded). Both Durham and W-S were once dominated by tobacco economies.

    August 5, 2012

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