Beginning Hiking in Western North Carolina, Level 1

Course Dates: 
Late Start: April 6, 13, 20, 27 2108
Fridays, 2-5:30 p.m.
Rebecca Banner
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

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 ( 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.