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    • 09/29/2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Friendly Shopping center between Qdoba Mexican Grill and Chuck E Cheese
    Type of Outing: Walk
    When: THU 9/29/2022 6:30 PM
    Signup Deadline: 9/28/2022 5:00 pm
    Leader: Carol Parks
    Description: Thursday Night Walkers will meet every Thursday evening in the parking lot between Qdoba Mexican Grill and Chuck E Cheese at Friendly Shopping Center at 6:30 pm for a moderate walk. The group will have rotating leaders. The leaders are Carol Parks, John Hanson, Barbara Hanson and Joe Regan. The group will be going to dinner after the walk. If there is bad weather, the walk will be cancelled but we will still go to dinner.

    • 10/01/2022
    • Greensboro Watershed
    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 10/1/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Ruth Moss
    Distance: 7 miles
    Difficulty: R-8, Easy
    Description: Join me for an early morning hike lakeside that will provide a good workout. Let’s meet a little before 9:00 AM at the Lake Brandt Marina (parking) on Lake Brandt Rd. We will hike 3.5 miles on the Nat Greene Trail, then return on the same route. This hike is about 7 miles. It is not necessary to contact me prior to the hike. 7 miles [R-12]

    • 10/01/2022
    • Va. Creeper Trail and AT
    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 10/1/2022
    Signup Deadline: 9/30/2022 5:00 pm
    Leader: Nicole Mazgaj
    Distance: 10.5 miles
    Difficulty: R-26, Moderate
    Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft.
    Description: This is one of my favorite hikes, especially at this time of year, with the dying summer making way for the beauties of the fall in our mountains. It combines gentle walking on the Virginia Creeper trail along a beautiful babbling stream and hiking up and down in the deep woods on the Appalachian Trail, with some open vistas. This is a relatively moderate hike and suitable for anybody with some experience walking in the mountains. We will start from the small Taylor’s Valley community, walk on the Creeper for about 3 and ½ miles, and pick up the AT, which we will follow for about 6 miles, back to Taylors Valley. Please call, email, or text NO LATER THAN 6:00 PM ON FRIDAY at the contact info shown above for meeting time(s) and places(s). 10.5 miles, 1500 ft [R26]

    • 10/01/2022
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 10/1/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Sarah Werner

    Distance: 11 miles
    Difficulty: R-36, Strenuous
    Elevation Gain: 2600 ft.
    Description: This lovely hike will begin with a stroll along the Linville River, then take your breath away— literally, during the tough climb to the top— and figuratively when enjoying the many dramatic views of Lake James and the South Mountains, then Shining Rock Wilderness, the Black Mountains, and Linville Gorge. Group size is limited to 10 in this wilderness area, 11 miles, 2600 ft, [R-36]

    • 10/01/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Independence VA
    Type of Outing: Paddle
    When: SAT 10/1/2022 9:30 AM
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Tom Taylor
    Distance: 10 miles
    Description: Meet 9:30 at the Independence Boat Launch (Google maps will direct you there). If the Jefferson NC gauge (https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?03161000) is between 300 and 1000, we'll shuttle up river to the Bridle Creek Bridge Access for a more adventurous/whitewater 10-mile paddle. If over or under that range, we'll put in at Independence and paddle the deeper 12-mile section to Galax (Baywood Access). I'll communicate which section the previous day; both are quite scenic & enjoyable!

    • 10/02/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Triad Park, Shelter #1, 9652 W. Market St. Kernersvile, NC 27284
    Type of Outing: Club Event
    When: SUN 10/2/2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 10/2/2022 5:00 pm
    Leader: Beverly Grier, Susan Slocum
    Description: The PHOC Social Committee is pleased to announce the return of the PHOC Ice Cream Social! It’s been too long since we had such a fun (and delicious) event. Ice cream, toppings, lemonade, iced tea, and water will be provided by the club. Facilities are available nearby for games of horseshoes, volleyball, and cornhole. Please register by Monday, September 26th, so we will know how many folks to prepare for.  For more information, contact a co-chair: Susan Slocum (social@phoc.club) or Beverly Grier (social2@phoc.club


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