See List of 30 Outings for 2017 - Open this Announcement!
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As 2016 comes to a close, our club leadership team decided to do something different to get the membership excited to participate in our main mission, active outdoor outings. A few days ago, eight outdoor leaders met to discuss 2017 outings and commit to leading at least 3 outings each. I am happy to say that we have firm commitments to conduct 30 outings. Outings will be scheduled throughout the year with advance notice so that you can plan ahead. As you look at the list below, I hope that you become excited to come out and join us next year.
Here are the Outings:
Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail
Blueberry Hike at Shining Rock Wilderness Area
Loop Hike at DuPont State Forest
Jones Gap Loop Hike
Auger Trail at Gorges State Park
Laurel Fork Falls Trail
Green Knob Trail
Raven Cliff Falls Trail
Cedar Rock Trail
Linville Gorge Hike
Green River Game Lands Hike
Panthertown Cold Mountain Hike
Mt. Rogers Loop Hike
Avery Creek Hike
Table Rock Loop Hike
Looking Glass Rock and John Rock Hike
Lost Cove Hike and Swimming
Cold Mountain Hike
Linville Gorge Shortoff to Table Rock Hike
Hump Mountain Hike
Stone Mountain Hike
Linville Gorge and Daffodil Flats Hike
Highrock Lake Paddle
Hammocks Beach State Park Paddle
Sparkleberry Swamp Paddle
New River Bike Trail
Greenbriar Bike Trail
Greenville Swamp Rabbit Bike Trail and Brewery Stop
Charlotte City Urban Bike Ride
Tubing on Green River
We also discussed backpacking trips, but did not list any at this time. Backpacking trips involve much more preparation on the part of the trip leader than any other outing. We have to see that there is enough interest and commitment from the membership before embarking on that challenge.
There will be a traditional Anniversary Meeting in January where our 2017 plans will be presented. We have photos of some of these outings from past years that we will show. This is a great opportunity for you to meet trip leaders and learn more about the 2017 outings. I highly recommend that you attend and new members are especially welcome. The Anniversary meeting will be announced in advance.
We will add additional outings as the year progresses. Outings will be scheduled several weeks in advance, so please visit the Meetup calendar regularly to keep yourself informed.
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