We will start this hiking course for beginners with an easy trek over three miles and gradually increase the length and elevation over the four weeks. Hikes will commence within a 30- or 40-minute drive from the Reuter Center. The trails planned are Warren Wilson River Trail West (3.4 miles, flat); Bent Creek loop (3.3 miles, little elevation gain); Craven Gap on the Mountain to Sea Trail (4 miles, 400 foot ascent); and Rattlesnake Lodge (4.4 miles, 830 foot ascent). Prerequisite: Participants must be able to walk three miles on uneven terrain before classes begin.
Rebecca Banner (email@example.com) worked in education for 27 years prior to retiring in 2007. Rebecca is a member of the Carolina Mountain Club and several other hiking groups.