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, APRIL 27: GREEN RIVER GAMELANDS, PULLIUM CREEK TRAIL (mostly). Moderate 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 narrows, which has some rapids shooting thru large boulders. On the way there, there’s a tedious creek crossing with step-stones, so wear good footwear & consider a hiking pole. Hopefully there will be some nice wildflowers along the way. NOTE: No doggies this trip. RSVP to hike leader Lisa McWherter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-713-4994.
SATURDAY, MAY 11: BRIDAL VEIL FALLS – Easy, 4.6 mile round trip hike in DuPont Forest to Bridal Veil Falls where you can cool your feet in the water or walk behind the falls. Route follows the Reasonover Creek Trail and Conservation Road to Bridal Veil Falls Road. Bring water and a lunch or snack. Meet in Asheville at 9:30 am and return about 4:00 or 5:00 pm. RSVP to hike leader (Jane) at email@example.com or 828-772-0379.
SATURDAY, MAY 18: Black Balsam/Tenant Mountain Hike. This is a Moderate 5 mile hike. Beautiful panoramic views from two peaks above 6000 ft. Meet in Asheville at 10:00 and return around 4:30. This hike is for experienced hikers. RSVP to hike leader Lisa McWherter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-713-4994.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, JUNE 29 & 30 – MONTREAT DAY HIKES. Offered in conjunction with the June camping trip listed below. There will be both short & long hikes as options. Details to come. Please contact either Outings Leader to sign up. Lisa McWherter at email@example.com, or 828-713-4994 . Jane Laping at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-772-0379.
SATURDAY, JULY 13: Splashing Waterfall Hike! (Splashing is optional!). Cat Gap to Butter Gap Trail (following Grogan Creek). Moderate/easy, approx 4 miles R.T. on this there & back hike. It is situated at the base of John Rock. Offers 2 nice waterfalls. There will be a splashing opportunity (self-splashing only, please!) on Butter Gap trail. Kids that do hiking are welcome w/accompanying parent/guardian, w/ signed liability waiver. Meet at 10:00 in Asheville. Back around 4:30. Wear good footwear for a few steep areas & a few muddy spots. Contact hike leader to sign up. Lisa McWherter at email@example.com, or call 828-713-4994.
SATURDAY, JULY 27: BUCK SPRINGS – Easy to moderate 6 mile one-way hike from Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway to NC 276. This hike is mostly downhill with several shallow water crossings. Lush vegetation and many water features makes for an interesting hike. Requires a shuttle. Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, bring water and a lunch or snack. Leave Asheville at 9:30 am and return by 4:00 – 5:00 pm. RSVP to leader at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-772-0379.
CAMPING TRIP IN MONTREAT –
JUNE 28 – 30: Arriving Friday June 28, Departing Sunday June 30. Tent Camping in Family Campground. $20 per campsite, with up to 2 tents per site & max of 4 persons per site. There will be opportunities to share campsites to defer costs. There will be both short & long hikes as options on Sat & Sun. Please contact either Outings Leader to sign up. Lisa McWherter at email@example.com, or call 828-713-4994 or Jane Laping at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-772-0379.