UPDATE: Due to government shutdown, we have had to change camping location. We will be staying at Blue Bear Mountain Camp.
196 Blue Bear Mountain Rd, Todd, NC 28684
We now have two sites. The cost will be approximately $25 each person for 10 people. If we have a few more, we will adjust down.
Link for directions from Boone, NC:
LEAVE: 9:00 a.m. sharp on Friday for those who want to camp Friday night. Alternate: If you make it Saturday, hike will leave the camground at 9:30 a.m. approximately.
RETURN: Return to Greenville Sunday late afternoon, early evening.
IMPORTANT: You must have hiked with us at least once (8 to 10 miles) to attend this event. Thank you.
CAMPING AT: Julian Price Memorial Park, Blowing Rock, NC, 2 tents to a site, 6 people. If you want to share a site, post in the comments and try to work that out. $19 a night plus reservation fee. We aren’t sure what that is yet.
RESERVATIONS: You must call and make your own. In addition to making an online reservation at www.recreation.gov, customers may contact park at[masked], or make a reservation at select field locations.
DOGS ALLOWED: No
CHILDREN UNDER 14: You must check with the hike leader before you sign up with your child please. We need to assess their capabilities.
GAS FOR CARPOOL: You will need to split gas with your driver, if you carpool, based upon what the actual cost is.
UPDATE RSVPS: Please update your RSVP when you have reserved your site with the site number. Please change your RSVP as soon as you know you can't make it. Failure to do so means someone else might not be able to attend. Thanks!
FOOD: Plan to prepare and cook your own meals. Feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert to share for Saturday night.
PARK FEES: None.
HIKE DETAILS (more to follow):
Friday: Linville Gorge (Table Rock, Chimneys, Hawksbill)
Saturday: Tanawha Trail (8.5 miles, technical, very difficult)
Sunday: To be determined
REQUIRED ON EACH HIKE: Whistle, water, and a lunch
1. Always stay behind the leader and in front of the sweep.
2. If you get separated from the group, sit down in the trail and blow your whistle. We will look for you.
HIKE ORGANIZERS CAN: Remove you from a hike if you sign up for a hike beyond your capability. If you have any doubt at all that you or your guest can't physically handle this hike, please email me (don't post on the hike page) and check with me about this.