December 28, 2012 · 9:00 AM
THIS IS THE SAME HIKE AS THIS WEEK'S MONDAY MORNING HIKE.
Please turn off cell phones during this hike.
WEATHER POLICY: Hike not cancelled for weather conditions unless they pose a hazard such as icy roads or thunderstorms. You can find an excellent forecast the night before a hike at: weather.gov and enter 28801 in the zip code search feature. If the forecast does not suit you, change your RSVP status to "No" at least one hour before meetup time.
DIRECTIONS: Meetup at Ingles at junction of Tunnel Rd (US-70) and Riceville Rd, across from VA hospital. Find us in the far corner of the main parking lot nearest the Ingles gas station. Form carpools and leave no later than 9:10 for Owen Park. If meeting us at Owen Park let us know with a comment.
Trail is easy, follows the Swannanoa River. An out and back hike, about 4.5 miles total, walked at a moderate pace. Dogs must be on leash. We should be back to Ingles before noon.