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Sunday Morning "Day" Hike: High Shoals Falls at South Mountains State Park

  • South Mountains State Park

    3001 South Mountain Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC (map)

    35.598349 -81.609923

  • Meet at Cicero Branch parking area (see park map) at 9am.
  • North Carolina has waterfalls?!?! Let's spend a Sunday morning/afternoon hiking to High Shoals Falls in the South Mountains State park, located 65 miles from Charlotte (directions here). Hike will begin at the park at 9:15-9:30am.

    We will hike for roughly five miles (exact route to be determined at the park), making sure to see as much of the river, mountains, and falls as we can.

    **This will be a moderate to hard hike; not recommended for beginners.** 

    Where to meet:
    We will meet at the park in the Cicero Branch parking area (see park map) at South Mountains State Park at 9:00am. Carpooling is encouraged and we can set a place to meet in Charlotte and drive up to the park together.

    What to bring:
    - Comfortable and sturdy shoes.
    - Plenty of water.
    - Food.
    - A sense of adventure.
    - A towel (and extra clothes) in case the water levels are low enough/the weather is hot enough and you want to test the waters.

    About the Park:
    Nestled deep in the woods, South Mountains State Park is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Here you can see a majestic mountain range peeking out from the gently rolling landscape of the Piedmont.

    The park includes elevations up to 3,000 feet, a waterfall dropping 80 feet and more than 40 miles of trails. Hike the trail to High Shoals Falls to witness the roar of the waterfall as it pours into a large pool. 

    Park Map:
    http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/somo/pics/parkmap.pdf

    Directions:
    http://bit.ly/1bVjT2I

    DISCLAIMER:
    Urban Adventurers or myself cannot be held responsible if you are injured. Hiking always carries with it some danger and you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk. Please be mindful of your surroundings to keep yourself and those around you safe. Also, I suggest you read the park's rules and regulations prior to going. This meetup may be cancelled/rescheduled due to weather or low sign ups. If it is, I will cancel it at least a day before.

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  • Andrew P.

    Hey everyone, we got a first-timer on our hands :-)...willing to drive or be driven. Coming from South End. Anyone want to be part of my inaugural meetup?

    August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hey! I'm also coming from south end-- would love to ride together. btw i'm also from philly!

      August 17, 2013

    • Andrew P.

      Nice! Love Philly! Looks like this event got cancelled, but I'm happy to meet up and do something else instead if you're still interested. Mall? Movie? Lunch? If not, we'll have to take the literal "raincheck" I suppose!

      August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, all, I'm calling this due to weather and canceling it. I will try to reschedule soon, once I figure out my weekend availability. Thank you all for the major interest in this hike!

    August 17, 2013

  • Carolina del C.

    Is this still on? Just wondering with this weather...

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone coming from uptown that still has a spot for carpooling? Thanks!

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Planning for car pool from south Charlotte, can drive or ride and share for fuel.. Anybody in?

    1 · August 14, 2013

    • Josh

      Lets do it. Looking for 2 more, either driver or passengers

      August 16, 2013

  • Sharif

    I am in Huntersville. Interested in carpolling. I can either drive or carpool if anyone going from Huntersville.

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking like there is a decent chance this will be canceled due to weather. Right now the forecast for the area around where we'll hike is calling for thunderstorms Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. I will continue to monitor the weather and decide toc cancel, or not, by Saturday afternoon. Thanks.

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have room for three if you don't mind a little dog hair. I live in the Southpark area - Piedmont Row, above George's Brasserie.

    Cheers!
    Paul

    August 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Perfect! I'm going to rely on you to navigate :)

      1 · August 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      By the way, my number is[masked]

      Cheers!

      August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in South End and can take two or three people.

    August 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      South End is close to me as well. If you have room for one more.

      1 · August 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've got space for you two. Remind me to send contact # and address later this week.

      August 14, 2013

  • Jed R.

    I am in South End and have room for three if anyone still needs a ride.

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're looking for people who are interested in carpooling. Carpooling is a great way to save gas and get to meet other people on the way to the park. If you're interested, let us know

    August 13, 2013

    • Karri

      Diana, Derek lives closer to me so I'm going to catch a ride with him--I'll see you guys there though!

      August 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If anyone needs a ride from uptown let me know. I am closer S. Tryon and Moorehead.

      August 14, 2013

  • Derek M.

    Is anyone in the Northlake/University area interested on carpooling?

    August 13, 2013

    • Derek M.

      Excellent! I have room for 2 more people.

      August 13, 2013

    • Karri

      That might be perfect b/c I have a couple I know who might be joining me. I'll try to find out from them today whether they can go for sure.

      August 14, 2013

  • Christa

    Can't come anymore. Enjoy and take lots of pictures!

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, can't make it! School is about to start...

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dogs... A yay or a nay?

    August 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Based on the difficulty of the hike (as described by the parks website), I'd say its best to leave dogs at home this time.

      August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anyone in the downtown area that I can carpool with?

    August 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Gabrielle, did you find anyone to carpool with? I'm also interested in carpooling

      August 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No not yet. No one has responded. I will let you know if I do

      August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Event starts at 9am and the mountains are over 90 minutes away?? Could we bump this up to 1 or 2pm? Sounds cool but sleep is important on Sundays.

    2 · August 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, Matt the time is set for 9am for a reason. Thank you.

      1 · August 12, 2013

  • Rod

    Looking forward to hike with some great people

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer! This sounds awesome, but Sunday mornings are usually out for me until 1230, ish

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Christa

    Can't wait!!

    July 26, 2013

Cancelled

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