Beginning Hiking in Western North Carolina

Course Dates: 
Last four weeks: February 1, 8, 15, 22
Fridays, 2-5:30 p.m.
Rebecca Banner
Howard Waxman
Course Catalogs: 
2019 Winter

Join us for glorious winter hiking which offers better views, beautiful clear skies, no bugs, leaves off the trees and more open spaces. We will start this course with an easy trek over three miles and gradually increase distance and elevation. Hikes will commence within 45 minutes from the Reuter Center. Hikers should be able to walk safely 3-4 miles on uneven terrain gradually increasing elevation to 800 ft.

Instructor: Rebecca Banner ( is a retired educator who loves hiking and celebrating the beauty and trails in our mountains and those around the world. Howard Waxman ( retired to the mountains five years ago after retiring from 40 years owning a Natural Food Market. Since moving to North Carolina, Howard has fallen in love with hiking and exploring our mountains and is active in other outdoor activities.