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    • 06/27/2022
    • 06/30/2022
    • Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia
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    Type of Outing: Backpack
    When: MON 06/27/2022
    Signup Deadline: June 24
    Mobile or Landline: Mobile
    Distance: 32 +/- miles
    Difficulty: R-R-74, Strenuous
    Elevation Gain: 4,200+/- ft.
    Description: Join me for an adventure into the Monongahela National forest in West Virginia for a 3 night 4 day backpacking trip in Dolly Sods wilderness. We will cover +-32 miles with total elevation of +-4200'. For those interested in this trip please contact me no later than June 24th.
    Leader: Crystal Anderson

    • 06/30/2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Parking lot between Qdoba Mexican Grill and Chuck E Cheese at Friendly Shopping Center
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    Type of Outing: Walk
    When: THU 6/30/2022 6:30 pm
    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.
    Leader: Carol Parks

    • 07/07/2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Greensboro, NC
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    Type of Outing: Walk
    When: THU 7/7/2022 6:30:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 7/6/2022 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.

    • 07/09/2022
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/9/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Hubert Lathan
    Distance: 10.5 miles
    Difficulty: R-29, Moderate
    Elevation Gain: 1800 ft.
    Description: The hike will begin at 10:00 am in the backpacker parking lot of Stone Mountain State Park. We will take the MST to Wolf Rock Trail – hiking to Wolf Rock, Cedar Rock, then turning right on Blackjack Ridge Trail and hiking for approximately a mile before having lunch. We will hike around 7/10 of a mile in back-country and then do the 2-mile Horse Trail loop before backtracking to the Blackjack Trail and completing it. We will then backtrack on the Wolf Rock and MST Trails back to our cars. We should have great views from Wolf and Cedar Rocks. If anyone would like to carpool with me please let me know; in Greensboro we can meet at Fellowship Presbyterian Church 2005 New Garden Road and be ready to leave at 7:30 or in Winston Salem we can meet behind McDonalds at Jonestown exit on 421 and be ready to leave at 8 am. Please let me know if you are planning to hike; if you would like to carpool please let me know the location. I estimate the distance to be 10.5 miles with an elevation gain/loss of 1800 feet. Estimate rating [R-29]

    • 07/09/2022
    • Blue Ridge Pkwy/Little Switzerland
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/9/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Susan Slocum
    Distance: 3 miles
    Difficulty: R-10, Moderate
    Elevation Gain: 480 ft.
    Description: Let’s enjoy exploring two waterfalls off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland. Crabtree Falls is a scenic 3 mile loop trail that is rated a moderate to strenuous hike with a steep incline and rocky terrain. Even though its’s only 3 miles with an elevation gain of 480 feet, we’ll allow 2-2.5 hours for safety and photo opportunities. Park off the BRP at Milepost 339.5. We’ll hike to the Crabtree Falls campground. From the trailhead in the parking lot behind the campground entrance, the trail descends .9 mil to the falls through a mixed-oak hickory forest. We’ll also pass through a thicket of rosebay rhododendron that will likely be blooming this time of year. At the base of the trail is spectacular Crabtree Falls where water cascades over a 60-foot rock cliff. Here we’ll see a variety of ferns and wildflowers that thrive in the hollow, benefitting from the waterfall’s cool spray. The wet rocks here are slippery. Bring poles if you use them and make sure you wear appropriate footwear. After viewing the falls, we will continue on a longer but more gradual ascent back to the parking lot. This longer route begins as a moderately steep switchback that provides another beautiful view of the falls. Once we reach the top of the ridge, the path levels out and meanders across Crabtree Creek and its tributaries. When the trail reaches the perimeter of the campground, we’ll see signs that direct us back to the trailhead parking area. Following this hike, we’ll drive about 5 miles to Little Switzerland, at Milepost 334, and take a short walk to Grassy Creek Falls, an "incredible 25-foot multi-level cascade waterfall that sits on private property but remains open to the public". Returning from the falls, we’ll enjoy eating lunch at Little Switzerland’s Chalet Restaurant. I’m hoping we can place our orders to go and then eat outside on their beautiful terraced patio before heading home. Please email if you have questions or are interested in joining this hike. (R-10)
    Required Gear: good footwear
    Notes: slippery rocks
    • 07/09/2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • NE Park, Gibsonville, NC
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/9/2022 8:30:00 AM
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Martha Uberseder
    Distance: 4.5 miles
    Difficulty: R-6, Easy
    Description:
    Let's take a nice easy loop around Northeast Park (3421 NE Park Dr, Gibsonville, NC 27249). Mileage will be 4-5 miles (R-6), almost all wooded, but most likely will be a bit muggy and possibly buggy, so bring plenty of water and bug spray. We will meet in the parking lot by the tennis courts. This is a good option for those who enjoy hiking with their furry, four-legged friends because there is a dog park where we can have some off leash fun afterwards for those who are interested. Please make sure your dog gets along with others before choosing this option (there are two separate off-leash areas). Dogs on the hike must be well behaved and on leash at all times. This hike is also great for newcomers!
    • 07/10/2022
    • 6068 North Church Street, Greensboro N. C.
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SUN 7/10/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Hubert Latham
    Email:hlathan@triad.rr.com
    Phone: 336-656-3691
    Distance: 7 miles
    Difficulty: R-9, Easy
    Elevation Gain: 206 ft.
    Description: I plan to lead a hike at Haw River State Park; the park address is 6068 North Church Street, Greensboro N. C. This hike is 7 miles long the way I plan to lead it which will be an out and back. Any one that would like to hike less can do the 3.8 mile version which will be the Great Blue Heron Loop which is 3.2 miles long and the connector trail that is 0.3 miles each way. traveling north on Church Street you will cross HWY 150 at a traffic light and drive approximately 1.3 miles, then turn right onto Iron Ore Belt Access Road. And drive to the end where the parking lot is located.

    • 07/12/2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Imperial Koi Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar
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    Type of Outing: Meal
    When: TUE 7/12/2022 6:30:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 7/10/2022 5:00 pm
    Leader: Claudia Cannady
    Description: You are invited to pleasant dining at fellow hiker Michael Guan’s Imperial Koi Asian Bistro & Shushi Bar, 1941 New Garden Rd., #200, Greensboro, NC 27410. Blending the culinary art of Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine, you will enjoy the modern concept of fine dining in an elegant, contemporary atmosphere. A 6:30 pm reservation has been made for 15. If you want to attend, please register on the website. Registration is on the website only. (Please do not text or call to reserve your spot.) The first 14 (me + 14 of you) to register online will have a reserved seat.

    • 07/14/2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Greensboro, NC
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    Type of Outing: Walk
    When: THU 7/14/2022 6:30:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 7/13/2022 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.

    • 07/16/2022
    • Mile Post 284, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/16/2022 
    Signup Deadline: 7/15/2022 5:00 pm
    Leader: Beverly Grier
    Distance: 10 miles
    Difficulty: R-20, Easy
    Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft.
    Description: Many club members enjoy this hike with its wide, gently graded carriage trails. Half of the hike travels from the Cone Manor up to the fire tower and back to the Cone Manor where we will have a lunch break. The second half of the hike circles Bass Lake down along the carriage trails and back up to the Cone Manor. Each section is approximately five miles in length. If you do not want to do all ten miles, you can visit the Manor House and Craft Center. For those who want to do the entire hike, there will still be an opportunity for a brief tour of the Manor House and visit to the Craft Center after the hike. An optional trip to Kilwin’s for ice cream at the nearby Tanger Outlets will be available. Send me an email by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022, if you plan to come. 5 miles, 500 feet [R-10] or 10 miles, 1,000 feet. [R-20].

    • 07/16/2022
    • Air Bellows gap Overlook, (MP 236.9) on the Blue Ridge Parkway
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/16/2022
    Signup Deadline: 7/15/2022 5:00 pm
    Leader: Bob Alsup
    Distance: 13 miles
    Difficulty: R-33, Strenuous
    Elevation Gain: 2000 ft.
    Description: Please join me for my favorite hike on the Blue Ridge. We will walk to the trail shelter at Bluff Mt. Out and Back. Bring lots of food and water. Two food stops. Please contact me by noon on Friday July 15 if you are interested. Exact times and directions will be forwarded at that time. We plan to meet for a 9 AM start. Chocolate shakes at Speedy Chef in Elkin are an option on our way home.

    • 07/16/2022
    • Doughton Park
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/16/2022
    Signup Deadline: 7/14/2022 5:00 pm
    Leader: Richard Browne
    Distance: 8.7 miles
    Difficulty: R-29, Strenuous
    Elevation Gain: 2,385 ft.
    Description: This hike is a nice steady climb (2385 ft elev. gain) with some great views and generally well shaded throughout. Total out and back hike will be about 5 - 5.5 hours including lunch for about 8.7 miles. Option if interested to add a couple of more miles hiking in to the campground area. About 75 minutes from Winston-Salem. Parking lot is same as for Caudill Cabin trail. Meet at Longbottom Road Parking Lot, GPS 36.375200, -81.144660. 77 North, exit 83 onto US 21 Bypass toward Sparta/ Roaring Gap. 11 miles – turn left onto Traphill Rd. 5.2 miles – turn right onto Longbottom Road. 8.1 miles – parking lot on your left just before the bridge. You will see parking lot on your left, fire road on your right. On AllTrails, it’s marked as Cedar Ridge Trail to Brinegar Cabin. Text or email by July 14 if you have any questions or want to join the hike.

    • 07/17/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Plainfiled Rd, Bill Craft Trail
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SUN 7/17/2022 9:00:00 AM
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Joyce Traver
    Distance: 7.2 miles
    Difficulty: R-10, Easy
    Elevation Gain: 308 ft.
    Description: Let’s start the week with an easy 7.2 mile hike on a pretty local watershed trail. It should be cooler in the morning, but still bring plenty of water and a snack. Don’t forget the bug spray either!Directions: Drive north on N Church St. After crossing Lake Townsend twice, take a left on Plainfield Rd. The good sized parking lot at the trailhead is about a mile in on your right.Please feel free to contact me with any questions.Hope to see you on this in and out local favorite hike.

    • 07/17/2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Lake Higgins Marina, Greensboro
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SUN 7/17/2022 1:30:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Butch and Terri Wilson
    Description: Thinking about joining but wondering what it is all about, new member and not sure how to get started or recent member needing a refresher course? Meet with us at 1:30 p.m. at the picnic shelter by the trout pond at Lake Higgins Marina on Hamburg Mill Road in Greensboro. Participants will hear about the PHOC, it’s opportunities, appropriate gear for PHOC hikes, what to expect and how to stay safe on the trail. The orientation will take about 45 minutes. Afterward we hope you will join us for a short hike in the woods – of course all members are welcome! Those interested in the hike should bring plenty of water, a snack, and wear appropriate clothing to be outside. The orientation and hike should wrap up no later than 5:00 p.m. If you need additional information please contact Butch or Terri. We look forward to seeing you!

    • 07/21/2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Greensboro, NC
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    Type of Outing: Walk
    When: THU 8/4/2022 6:30:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 8/3/2022 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.

    • 07/22/2022
    • 07/24/2022
    • Hot Springs, NC
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    Type of Outing: Paddle
    When: FRI 7/22/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Butch and Terri Wilson
    Distance: 14 miles
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Description: Hot Springs River Run! Get away from “it” all! Plan to spend the weekend in Hot Springs, NC. It used to be the best kept secret northwest of Ashville but Hot Springs was voted #1 best small mountain town and it has been “discovered”! This is a 14 mile paddle, on the French Broad River, Saturday, July 23rd, with class I and II+ rapids. This paddle is NOT for beginners. Some experience is necessary. You will be responsible for your own lodging accommodations. There are a variety of cabins, B&B’s, Tent/RV camping, houses, etc. Lodging information can be found at the following websites www.hotspringsnc.org and www.nchotsprings.com Please let us know if you are interested or if you have any questions.
    Notes: Please let us know if you are interested or if you have any questions.
    • 07/23/2022
    • Foster Falls, VA
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    Type of Outing: Bike
    When: SAT 7/23/2022
    Signup Deadline: 7/22/2022 5:00 pm
    Distance: 42 miles
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Description: Join me for a bike ride on the New River Trail. This ride will begin at Foster Falls, VA. We will ride to the community of Fries and enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to Foster Falls by the same route. The total distance of this ride is 42 miles. The trail surface is gravel so thin road bike tires will not be suitable. Hybrid or mountain bikes only. E mail Ruth by Friday noon for meeting times if you plan on participating.
    Required Gear: Hybrid or Mt Bike

    • 07/23/2022
    • Julian Price Park on BRP
    • 15
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/23/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Doug Knighton
    Distance: 8.5 miles
    Difficulty: R-22, Moderate
    Elevation Gain: 1300 ft.
    Description: Please join me in doing two very popular short hikes combining for a moderate day of hiking. We will start the day at Julian Price Park on the BRP and hike the 5 1/2 mile Boone Fork Loop Trail . This is a picturesque creek side hike featuring large boulders, creek crossings, and a couple of easy ladders. There is nothing difficult on this hike. We will then drive south on the BRP for about 7 miles to hike the 3 mile (total) out and back Rough Ridge Hike. This hike offers outstanding long range views with approximately 850 ft of elevation gain. I am capping this hike at 15 hikers, including myself. We will carpool from Carolina Diner and the MacDonalds at the Jonestown exit off 421 in W/S. Please email for meeting times.
    • 07/23/2022
    • Stone Mountain State Park
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/23/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Sandy Mitchell
    Distance: 7 miles
    Difficulty: R-16, Easy
    Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft.
    Description: Here is an easy hike with great views as an introduction to Stone Mountain. We will start at the upper parking lot and do an out and back on the Stone Mountain Loop trail for the views from Stone Mountain without the steep climb or descent. Then depending on the group we can go along the falls down the steps to view the falls from the bottom and along the creek as an out and back. Est. 7 miles. [R-18]

    • 07/24/2022
    • Taylor Preserve, Greensboro
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SUN 7/24/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Sandy Mitchell
    Distance: 7 miles
    Difficulty: R-10, Easy
    Elevation Gain: 308 ft.
    Description: Join me for this out and back hike of approximately 7 miles of quiet, scenic trail off Plainfield Rd. Directions: Head north on Church St, crossing over Pisgah Church Rd. Cross Lake Townsend twice, turn left onto Plainfield Rd. Trailhead is on the right after about a mile. Or head north on Lake Brandt Rd, turn right onto Plainfield Rd. Trailhead will be on your left after a few miles. Text or email if you plan to come. 7 miles. [R-10]

    • 07/28/2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Greensboro, NC
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    Type of Outing: Walk
    When: THU 7/28/2022 6:30:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 7/27/2022 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.

    • 07/30/2022
    • Blue Ridge Parkway
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/30/2022
    Signup Deadline: 7/29/1930 5:00 pm
    Leader: Wayne Hale
    Distance: 10 or 13 miles
    Difficulty: R-32 or 40
    Elevation Gain: 2200 or 2700 ft.
    Description: Let’s use the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in Ashe and Wilkes counties between Jumpinoff Rock and Jeffress Park to do a 13 mile and 2700 feet hike with refreshing altitude and views. This one-way car drop-off hike paralleling the Blue Ridge Parkway offers a short detour to the Lump along the way. Depending on the preferences of those who sign up, we may be able to offer a 10 mile and 2200 ft version. If interested, contact me by 4 PM on Friday July 29 with preferred hike to allow time to arrange carpooling and possible hike options. The final follow-up with transportation arrangements for the car drop-off will be shortly after 8:00 p.m. [R-40] or [R-32].

    • 07/30/2022
    • Grandfather Mountain area
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 7/30/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Patty Balboni
    Distance: 8.26 miles
    Difficulty: R-32+, Strenuous
    Elevation Gain: 2,117 ft.
    Description: Let's adventure to the highest point in the Grandather Mtn area, Calloway Peak, via the Nuwati and Daniel Boone Scout trails returning via the Cragway trail. This rugged and challenging trail is 8.26 mi rnd trip with 2117' elevation gain. The trail has outstanding panoramic views, a beautiful balsam fir forest, passes an old plane crash wreckage, to the upward summit climb using steep ladders & cables. Parking is limited so we will leave early from Greensboro. Contact me for meeting time & place. (R-32+)

    • 07/31/2022
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SUN 7/31/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Regina Rollins
    Distance: 6.6 miles
    Difficulty: R-10, Easy
    Elevation Gain: 692 ft.
    Description: This is a fairly easy 6.6 mile hike along the lower portion of Pilot Mountain State Park. This trail undulates along Pilot Creek, throughout a diverse variety of vegetation. We will walk at a moderate pace to where the trail T's, near the campground amphitheater, and turn around here, so those of us that are interested can head on to Pilot Mountain Vineyards. Their website is www.pilotmtnvineyards.com where you can see what music will be playing there that day. Outside food is allowed. Address of the trailhead is 301-303 Boyd Nelson Rd, Pinnacle. Please let me know if you plan on joining in on the fun.

    • 08/04/2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Greensboro, NC
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    Type of Outing: Walk
    When: THU 8/4/2022 6:30:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 8/3/2022 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.

    • 08/06/2022
    • Old Fort, NC
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 8/6/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Dale Dagenbach
    Distance: 14 miles
    Difficulty: R-55, Strenuous
    Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft.
    Description: This out-and-back hike begins near Old Fort, NC. We start with a long and steady, but not particularly steep, climb up Heartbreak Ridge with great views of the Seven Sisters along the way. After turning on the Old Toll Rd for a short distance, we climb up to Pinnacle Mtn. for lunch with a 360 degree view that includes Graybeard, Mt Mitchell, and Craggy Gardens. 14 miles, 4100 ft. Email for meeting details. (R-55)

    • 08/07/2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Lake Brandt Marina parking, Greensboro
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SUN 8/7/2022 8:00:00 AM
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Ruth Moss
    Distance: 9 miles
    Difficulty: R-12, Easy
    Elevation Gain: 380 ft.
    Description: Join me for an early morning hike lakeside that will provide a good workout. Let’s meet a little before 8:00 AM at the Lake Brandt Marina on Lake Brandt Rd. We will hike 3.5 miles on the Nat Greene Trail, then merge onto Palmetto Trail, and Greenway. We will return to the marina via the Nat Greene Trail. This hike is approximately 9 miles in length. ~R12. It is not necessary to contact me prior to the hike.

    • 08/11/2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 107 Smyres Place, Greensboro, NC
    • 12
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    Type of Outing: Meal
    When: THU 8/11/2022 6:00:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 8/9/2022 5:00 pm
    Leader: Beverly Grier
    Description: Join me for a 6 p.m. dinner at Embur Fire Fusion, a club favorite. Embur offers Peruvian-style main dishes, including wood-charcoal fired rotisserie chicken, and Italian-style pizza fired in a wood-burning brick oven. See the website for the full menu. Please email me by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, if you plan to come. A maximum of 12 people for this dinner outing. Please note that only indoor seating is available for a group of this size.

    • 08/11/2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Greensboro, NC
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    Type of Outing: Walk
    When: THU 8/11/2022 6:30:00 PM
    Signup Deadline: 8/10/2022 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.

    • 08/12/2022
    • 08/14/2022
    • Deer Island
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    Type of Outing: Paddle
    When: FRI 8/12/2022
    Signup Deadline: 8/8/2022 5:00 pm
    Leader: Joe Benson
    Description: This is a casual mountain lake paddle and camping trip less than an hour and a half from Greensboro. Paddle in on Friday and set up camp before dark on Deer Island. After breakfast on Saturday, you can go paddling with the group, stay at camp or fish. (Fishing licenses required). We will plan on a group meal Saturday night (TBD). Sunday we’ll break camp and for those that wish to can do an out and back hike or paddle. Reservations on Deer Island are made online at www.recreation.gov, click on Camping & Lodging the click in search bar type in Deer Island. Click on Deer Island Philpot Lake, enter dates August 12 & 13 add to cart, create account and make reservation. Reservations are not sites specific and are first come first serve. I am limiting the group to six sites and with any luck we will get adjoining sites. Each site is waterfront and has a tend pad, table, access to pit toilet and showers are just a short paddle away on the mainland all for $20.00 a night. What a bargain. Unfortunately, most sites only have room for one tent. Those that interested please email me by August 5th.

    • 08/12/2022
    • 08/14/2022
    Register
    Type of Outing: Backpack
    When: FRI 8/12/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Carla Pless
    Email:ccpless@aol.com
    Description: Friday afternoon Drive to Erwin, NC and camp at Uncle Johnny's Hostel. Saturday shuttle ourselves to Iron Mountain Rd AT Trailhead and hike southbound 8 miles to Beauty Spot. Camp there overnight. Sunday hike 12 miles downhill into Ervin and drive home that day.
    Required Gear:
    Notes: This is designed to be a backpack-type hike but it is possible to leave a vehicle at Beauty Spot with camping gear for those who don't want to carry camping gear.
    • 08/13/2022
    • near Floyd, VA
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 8/13/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Distance: 7.5 miles
    Difficulty: R-22, Moderate
    Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft.
    Leader: Hubert Latham
    Description: Let’s hike the Rocky Knob Trail in Virginia. This is a moderate 7.5 mile hike with 1250 feet of elevation gain and loss that hikers with limited hiking experience can do. Around thirty percent of the trail is in the open so you can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains. I hope to be back in Greensboro around 4. Please meet me in the Fellowship Presbyterian Church Parking lot at 8 so we can carpool. The address is 2005 New Garden Road in Greensboro. Please let me know if you plan to hike.

    • 08/13/2022
    • Knight Brown Preserve
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    Type of Outing: Hike
    When: SAT 8/13/2022
    Signup Deadline: 5:00 pm
    Leader: Carol Hildebrandt
    Distance: 3-6 miles
    Difficulty: R-15, Easy
    Description: Let’s meet at the trailhead of these three miles of walking trails at the Knight Brown Nature Preserve in Rockingham County near Carolina Marina. This beautiful piece of land includes a wooded valley, two streams, and a bit of up and down. We will hike all of the trails with the option to hike less or do them twice for a longer hike. Please email me if you plan to join. Approximately [R-15]

    • 08/13/2022
    • Doughton Park
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