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START TIME: 10:00 AM, RETURN TIME: 6:00 PM Meet hike leader at the Ingles (by sign on Hwy. 64) at 11:00. (Take Hwy. 25 to I-26, take Hwy 64 exit, going right towards Bat Cave. Ingles will be on the right). We will drive through Hickory Nut Gorge (Lake Lure) to the Buffalo Creek Trailhead. The hike will be a lollipop encompassing Buffalo Creek loop, and part of Weed Patch Mountain Trail. Views of the Gorge, and the backside of Rumbling Bald. M: 8, EG: 500, R: MS Drive RT: 100 miles, $8.00, L: 20 Leader: Bev Parlier,[masked], cell:[masked] CPO: Martha Severens, [masked]

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University Square Shopping Center

5050 Old Buncombe Rd. Two miles north on Poinsett Highway from Cherrydale. Park across from McDonalds drive-through. · Greenville, SC


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Founded in 1968, Greenville Natural History Association (GNHA) is a non-profit volunteer-run hiking club which welcomes newcomers to join us on the trails. You will enjoy the best that nature can "serve up" as the trails will take you through land protected by our state and federal parks and nature preserves. We offer lots of hikes on the Foothills and Palmetto trails. Most of our events are "day hikes" with several weekend trips each year. We specialize in hikes that challenge all skill levels and fullfills the various interests of our hikers. Our membership includes families, married couples and singles of all ages. We are a "leave no trace" group that teaches conservation and respect for our forests, mountains, and wet lands. Our club has lots of active hikers of all ability levels.

We have decided to use this on-line platform as a way to bring our hiking activities to the attention of the "Meetup world." We welcome you to join GNHA Hiking Club with a temporary "Guest Hiker" membership.

If you are a new to our group, please click on and review our main club website. Here you will find an expanded explanation of our club's dues and membership policy, hiking procedures, hike rating system and other "must read" information. Our dues are $5.00 per year. You can pay dues online via Paypal or debit/credit card at . Those folks joining after Oct 1st are paid through the following year.

We know many of our hikes are not suitable for the fitness ability level of most new hikers. Before you RSVP for your first hike, you are encouraged to call the hike leader to gain a better understanding of the hike and the leader's walking pace. The two of you must agree on whether or not the hike is suitable for your current fitness level. We are a "group" hiking club; and as such, you are expected to hike at the pace of the group.

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