Next Meetup

Scout Hike: Avery Creek Loop
This hike includes 4 trails that are part of the Pisgah 400 Challenge that I have been working on. We'll do a loop that starts near the Avery Creek Horse Stables, ascends the Avery Creek Trail for 3.2 miles to Club Gap, then traverses Buckwheat Knob for 1.5 miles to Bennett Gap, then follows the ridgeline Bennett Gap Trail for approximately 1 mile to Saddle Gap, then descends the Perry Cove Trail for 1.4 miles. Short forest road walk to complete loop. 7.5 miles 1,800' elevation gain rated: B-A Sorry no dogs.

"New" Ingles/Starbucks

3338 Boylston Hwy (Hwy 280 south of AVL airport) · Mills River, NC

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The Mission of the Carolina Mountain Club is • to explore the mountains of Western North Carolina and adjacent regions through its hiking trails and rivers, • to carry out the responsibilities we have been given by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to develop and maintain our assigned section of the Appalachian Trail and to act as its stewards, • to develop and maintain other hiking trails in Western North Carolina as approved by the Club Council, • to encourage the conservation of our natural scenery, • to foster in Club members knowledge and enjoyment of hiking, trail construction and maintenance, and fellowship and enjoyment of the out-of-doors.

Pets are not permitted on regular Carolina Mountain Club hikes. They may be permitted on "scout" hikes but only if explicity stated in the hike description.

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