• (M-S) WEDNESDAY "DEAN'S LIST" MEDIUM-STRENUOUS HIKES

    University Square Shopping Center

    TAMASSEE KNOB START TIME: 8:00 AM, RETURN TIME: 3:00 PM. We'll begin the hike at the trailhead on Oconee Station Rd. Hike proceeds on a somewhat uphill trek (800 feet in 2.5 miles) to the intersection with Foothills Trail. Here we'll take a side trail to the Tamassee Knob overlook for amazing views to the north. Return back at Oconee Station with a side trip to Station Coves Falls where we normally see great wildflowers. M: 9 EG: 1700 R: VS Drive RT: 100 miles, $8.00 Details This is a regular Meetup for GNHA Wednesday Medium-Strenuous Level Hikes. Our hikers can connect by email or telephone weekly. RSVP on Meetup is not required. This is a Bulletin Board Announcement only. The choice of hikes is typically decided by Monday night by our hike team, and feel free to submit requests! Hikes range from 6-8 miles,[masked] feet elevation gain, and a pace of 2 - 2.5 miles per hour. Each hiker should arrive at the Meetup site by 7:45AM, with water, lunch, snacks, hat, hiking boots, sunscreen, camera, etc. See "Lets Hike" at https://www.greenvillehiking.com for more details on what to expect. Please contact one of the hike coordinators if you have not hiked before with this Wednesday group, at least one day prior to the hike for final verification. AGAIN...NO RSVP to this Meetup is necessary. Hike Coordinators: Jeff Zimmer, [masked],[masked] Elizabeth Brown, [masked],[masked] Ron Blake, [masked],[masked]

  • (VVS) Wednesday VVS Hikes

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    This is a regular Meetup for GNHA Wednesday VVS hikes. The choice of hikes is typically decided by Monday night of each week. Hikes range from 10-15 miles,[masked] feet elevation gain, and a pace of 3 miles per hour. A Meetup note / email announcement is sent for hikes each week. You MUST contact Hike Leaders if you have not hiked with this Wednesday VVS group before. Please disregard the end time for this meetup. It means nothing, the hike will be over when it is over. The only reason that it is there is because Meetup requires an end time. Group will either meet at locations near trail head or carpool from Greenville. Bring water, lunch and wear suitable clothing, especially sturdy footwear. See “DayPack Essentials” for details on what to bring. The choice of hike will be decided by consensus.

  • The Despeauxrados, (VS) Wed Strenuous Hikes -`NC Arboretum Spring Flowers

    University Square Shopping Center

    This group meets Wed at University Square Shopping Center. The hikes are scheduled 1 to 4 weeks in advance and target hikes which are 10 miles long and climb 2000 ft. We hike at approx. 2.5 MPH or faster depending on terrain. Hike coordinators are Jerry Miller,[masked] and Dale Hamann[masked].>>>>>>We will enter the Arboretum grounds through the back gate and hike up to the Spring displays of newly planted flowers and exhibits. After spending a good amount of time enjoying the flora, we will exit the Arboretum grounds and hike up the Mountain to Sea trail and loop back down to our vehicles.

  • (M-MS) and (E-M) Wednesday Moderate and Slower Pace Short Hikes

    University Square Shopping Center

    This is a regular Meetup for GNHA Wednesday Slower Pace Short Hikes. This group of hikers are typically the more senior members of our club. Most hikers in this group are not on Meetup; rather, they connect by email and telephone weekly. RSVP on Meetup is not required. This is a Bulletin Board Announcement only, no hike description will be added here. The choice of hikes is typically decided by Monday night of each week by Lynn Coleman. Hikes range from 5-8 miles,[masked] feet elevation gain, and a pace of 2 miles per hour. We will stop for clothing adjustments (stripping off layers) and water breaks, but not as frequent as the E-M group (described below). Typically, the group will stop for a lunch break on the trail or sometimes on the way back to Greenville. If we plan to stop on the way back it will be a hike close to home and will be announced in the write up. We also now have an E-M level hiking group. This will consist of a 4ish mile hike with a 1-1 1/2 mile an hour pace and no more than 500' EG. With more frequent stops to catch your breath. We are offering this as an alternative to those who are starting to think M-MS is becoming too difficult, are new to hiking and want to try it out or maybe coming back from an injury and need a soft place to start to 'come back into the fold'. You may contact me and indicate if this is your choice as well and I will get you on the correct level to hike. We want everyone to have the opportunity, no matter what their abiities, to continue to thrive as hikers as long a possible. WHEN YOU CONTACT ME I WILL AUTOMATICALLY ADD YOU TO THE M-MS LIST, WHICH IS OUR MAIN LIST. IF YOU WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE E-M LIST, PLEASE INDICATE THAT IN YOUR EMAIL. I WILL NOT ADD YOU UNLESS REQUESTED. An eMail announcement will be sent for hikers on the distribution list weekly. You MUST contact the hike coordinator if you have not hiked with this Wednesday group before to get on the distribution list. Bring water, lunch and wear suitable clothing, especially sturdy footwear. See "Lets Hike" at http://www.greenvillehiking.com for details on what to bring. AGAIN, if you would like to be on the email list for a description of the hikes you MUST send me an email to request being added to my email list. Hike Coordinator: Lynn Coleman... [masked]

  • SALUDA, NC – GREEN RIVER COVE

    University Square Shopping Center

    START TIME: 9:00AM, RETURN TIME: 3:00PM We will follow the Green River as it goes from slow to fast whitewater. We will descend to the river where we will relax on the boulders at the river’s edge. Iwill be going for a swim in this beautiful river if anyone wishes to join.With some luck, we may see some kayakers come through for entertainment. M: 7, EG: 1050, R: MS Drive RT: 65 miles, $5.00, L: 18 Leader: John Shefchick,[masked]

  • CHATTOOGA RIVER TO ELLICOTT ROCK

    University Square Shopping Center

    Hike leader will meet hikers at the Walhalla Fish Hatchery at 11:30. From the Walhalla Fish Hatchery (Hwy. 107), we will hike down East Fork Trail to the Chattooga River. We will then follow the river up to Ellicott Rock, where GA, SC, and NC meet. We will eat lunch by the river, and swim if you like! This is an out and back hike. M: 8, EG: 500, R: MS Drive RT: 130 miles, $10.00, L: 15 Bev Parlier,[masked] CPO: TBD

  • (MS) FLORENCE NATURE PRESERVE LOOP

    University Square Shopping Center

    START TIME: 12:00 PM, RETURN TIME: 6:00 PM We will hike a loop trail in the Florence Nature Preserve in upper Hickory Nut Gorge. Part of the trail follows a cascading creek and other parts of the trail are deep woods. There are two short side trails we will take to enjoy nice views along the way, and we will make several creek crossings. Bring water, a snack, sturdy shoes. M: 4.6, EG: 1250, R: MS Drive RT: 100 miles, $8.00, L: 15 Leader: Candi Samples,[masked], CPO: Martha Severens, [masked]

  • The Despeauxrados, (VS) Wednesday Very Strenuous Hikes -`

    University Square Shopping Center

    This group meets Wed at University Square Shopping Center. The hikes are scheduled 1 to 4 weeks in advance and target hikes which are 10 miles long and climb 2000 ft. We hike at approx. 2.5 MPH or faster depending on terrain. Hike coordinators are Jerry Miller,[masked] and Dale Hamann[masked]

  • (M-S) WEDNESDAY "DEAN'S LIST" MEDIUM-STRENUOUS HIKES

    University Square Shopping Center

    Details This is a regular Meetup for GNHA Wednesday Medium-Strenuous Level Hikes. Our hikers can connect by email or telephone weekly. RSVP on Meetup is not required. This is a Bulletin Board Announcement only. The choice of hikes is typically decided by Monday night by our hike team, and feel free to submit requests! Hikes range from 6-8 miles,[masked] feet elevation gain, and a pace of 2 - 2.5 miles per hour. Each hiker should arrive at the Meetup site by 7:45AM, with water, lunch, snacks, hat, hiking boots, sunscreen, camera, etc. See "Lets Hike" at https://www.greenvillehiking.com for more details on what to expect. Please contact one of the hike coordinators if you have not hiked before with this Wednesday group, at least one day prior to the hike for final verification. AGAIN...NO RSVP to this Meetup is necessary. Hike Coordinators: Jeff Zimmer, [masked],[masked] Elizabeth Brown, [masked],[masked] Ron Blake, [masked],[masked]

  • (VVS) Wednesday VVS Hikes

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    This is a regular Meetup for GNHA Wednesday VVS hikes. The choice of hikes is typically decided by Monday night of each week. Hikes range from 10-15 miles,[masked] feet elevation gain, and a pace of 3 miles per hour. A Meetup note / email announcement is sent for hikes each week. You MUST contact Hike Leaders if you have not hiked with this Wednesday VVS group before. Please disregard the end time for this meetup. It means nothing, the hike will be over when it is over. The only reason that it is there is because Meetup requires an end time. Group will either meet at locations near trail head or carpool from Greenville. Bring water, lunch and wear suitable clothing, especially sturdy footwear. See “DayPack Essentials” for details on what to bring. The choice of hike will be decided by consensus.