The WENOCA Group is pleased to offer the outings listed below. Our outings are open to both members and non-members. Come join us for a nice hike in the woods.
Note: All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. Prospective participants under the age of 18 will require a signature from a parent or guardian. If you would like to read the waiver before you choose to participate in an outing, refer to the national Sierra Club website.
SATURDAY, MAR 22 – Hike Green River Gamelands, Mostlly Pullium Creek Trail. Meet at 10:00 in Asheville. Back around 5:45. Moderate with some easy level of difficulty. Approx 6.5 miles R.T. on this there & back trail with elevation gain of 900 ft. It’s a beautiful trail that ends up at the Green River just below the narrows, with rapids moving through large boulders. On the way there, there’s a tedious creek crossing with wiggly step-stones, so wear good footwear & consider a hiking pole. Plan to learn about the beautiful early-blooming wildflowers (maybe some large flower trillium) there as well. NOTE: Sorry, no doggies this trip due to Pullium Creek crossing. Hike leader Lisa McWherter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-713-4994.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 – Hike Devil’s Courthouse to Flat Laurel Creek trail. Meet in Asheville at 10:00 and return around 5:30. Distance is approx 6 miles, rated as Moderate/Easy. This hike offers some beautiful vistas in addition to the panoramic view from Devil’s Courthouse. Learn about the ravens which congregate on the rock outcrops along the trail, and learn to identify them. There is not a great deal of elevation change (around 500ft). However, the Mountains to Sea section is rather rugged, with intermittent tree roots and 10” steps/rocks. Makes good footwear essential, and may be hiking poles as well. We’ll be doing a loop from Black Balsam parking area to MST going to Devil’s Courthouse. Then we’ll return via Little Sam Knob trail, which takes us to the Flat Laurel Creek trail. From Devil’s Courthouse, there is view of mountains across 2 state lines if visibility is good. Experienced hikers only. Please RSVP to hike leader Lisa McWherter at email@example.com or 828-713-4994.