Five year anniversary party! (Pot Luck)

  • May 4, 2013 · 11:00 AM


It's been five years and now it's time to party!

Come join your fellow hikers on Saturday May 4th for the Asheville Hiking Group's FIFTH year party! We are heading to a private lodge located on private land!


This is a pot luck event, so bring your best goodies to share and an appetite!


Carpooling is highly suggested!
Each carpool will leave 20 minutes after scheduled meeting time.

People close to Asheville should meet at the Ingles on Long Shoals Road at 11:00am to meetup with Ben Fizpatrick and Anna Marie.

Directions to the party site! (at least and hour drive)

People close to Brevard should meet at the Bi-Lo's in Pisgah Forest at 11:30 am to meetup with Craig deCastrique.

Directions to the party site! (at least a thirty minute drive)

The lodge has power, picnic tables, and restrooms. There is a small lake for swimming, and a nice waterfall nearby.

Things you will need to bring:

  • Yourself
  • Camp Chair
  • Your pot luck food and serving utensils

If you don't want to cook, things like soda, watermelon, ect work too!

  • Swimsuit and towels if you want to cool off in the lake or waterfall
  • Carpool Gas Money
  • BYOB!

Things you don't have to worry about:

  • Plates, paper towels, forks, spoons, knifes, and cups.


Well behaved dogs are okay. Please bring a leash anyway. You need to keep after your pet, and pick up after them, especially if they are off leash with as many people as we will have at this location.

No camping permitted...

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  • Gina

    Donna = So sorry to hear this happened. The gate was to be open, but would not stay open, so we texted the gate code to those who carpooled. My number was given in the comments below with the directions. I'm sorry you didn't give someone a call. We would have loved to have to with us.

    May 5, 2013

  • donna h.

    Could not get in locked gate whats up wirh that

    May 5, 2013

  • Tracey R.

    Thanks Chris!! What an awesome group and even though it wasn't the best weather conditions, the hiking group always makes the best of it!!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Jill C.

    Great Friends, Food and location!

    May 4, 2013

  • Betsye L.

    As a brand new member, it is no wonder you guys hike -- the food was tasty. The surroundings and the organization of this event was awesome. Look forward to meeting up with you all on some more strenuous days!!!

    May 4, 2013

  • Gina

    Awesome! Could not have been better!!

    1 · May 4, 2013


    It was cold and rainy....but glad that didn't stop me from going!! I enjoyed seeing my hiking friends and hanging out with everyone by the warm fire....laughing and engaging in interesting conversation....always fun and never a dull moment....I love you guys!

    May 4, 2013

  • Ruth Van H.

    Thanks so much Chris. I've only been a member for a couple of years, but you have created an awesome club. So fun to share the 5th anniversary with you and so many great people.

    May 4, 2013

  • Aurora G.

    Hi Everyone,
    I recently moved back to the Asheville area, and would like to begin attending some of the events offered with this group.
    Does anyone have any suggestions pertaining to taking hikes with children? I have a 9 year old son, I am now homeschooling, and would like to spend more time with in nature, while exercising our bodies!


    April 22, 2013

    • John Z.

      You may want try the WNC Easy Hikers & Walkers group (­). I have a 10-yr old girl so often I have to miss some interested hikes/walks, and the leader Ron told me that I can bring my daughter with me, although I haven't seen any child on the hikes I had been to so far. The home-school may also have activities.

      April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Have an eye issue. Please keep me posted for more fun events in future. One year in. Asheville and happy to know more playful pals!

      May 4, 2013

  • tess b.

    Sorry for the last minute, had a bad Lyme night. feeling a bit rough this morning.

    May 4, 2013

  • Eric

    We'll light up the fire place today at the lodge with the weather.

    2 · May 4, 2013

  • Brian

    Had plans change on me at last minute. going to try and make it but it might be later.

    May 3, 2013

  • Dan A.

    I hate to cancel, but have a huge work deadline that just got moved up to Monday. Will be working all weekend. :-( have fun

    May 3, 2013

  • Allen

    Can't make it. Have fun

    May 3, 2013

  • Alison

    Not sure if I am gonna be able to make it.

    May 2, 2013

  • Lisa

    Sorry! Poetry@Wordfest calls

    May 2, 2013

  • monica (Peace C.

    Darn, had to change my RSVP-hate to miss it. Enjoy!

    May 1, 2013

  • Glenn C

    Swamped. Need to work almost all weekend to meet Monday morning deadline. Too far to drive to come for 30 minutes.

    May 1, 2013

  • Eric

    Thank you for keeping up with your RSVP's! I have been extremely busy and can't keep up with everything. I'll open a few more spots tonight and see everyone on Saturday. I'll send a mass email to everyone on Friday with any updates...

    May 1, 2013

  • Kernel

    I have a conflict with a class I'm taking and I can't find a way to work around it. Sorry to miss the event -- ENJOY! Best...Kernel

    May 1, 2013

  • Marc

    Won't make it back from the Cape in time.

    May 1, 2013

  • Joanna

    My last two exams are on Monday, so you know what I'll be doing for a good portion of time on Saturday.

    May 1, 2013

  • Gina

    Hey Guys! Even though there is no address, you will be turning into Round Mountain Falls development - gate will be open. Drive straight in on Abby Falls Road. You will see cars, or sign on your right for Lodge and Abby Falls. See you there!

    April 21, 2013

    • Gina

      280 from Asheville to 64 West towards Cashiers. Just past the Headwaters Outfitters about 1/2-1 mile, turn left on Frozen Creek Rd (you will see a blue building - M&M Grading). Go 5 miles on Frozen Creek and it deadends into Old Toxaway. Take a right on Old Toxaway - go 1 mile. Entrance to Round Mountain Falls is on the left. Turn in, the gate will be open, and go straight to a sign that says - Lodge/Abby Falls. Park along the road since the parking lot will be full I'm sure. You will see the cars. Feel free to call Eric or me -[masked] if you have problems. Perfect Verizon cell service at the place.

      April 30, 2013

    • Debbie R.

      Very helpful- thanks for posting-

      April 30, 2013

  • stacy

    I signed up for AHG hike in Grayson Highlands on this day because of the wait list in for the party , so I am unavailable for the pot luck.

    April 30, 2013

  • Eric

    I will have coolers with ice for beverages at the lodge...

    April 30, 2013

  • GlennR

    Going to miss catching up with some of you as it's been a long time but its gonna be longer because I pick up my daughter college. Have fun maybe next time

    April 29, 2013

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