Intermediate hikes (up to five miles and 1,100 ft) to lookout points where the full splendor of fall in the Appalachian Mountains is on display. Tentative hikes include Sam’s Gap, John Rock, Trombatore and Bullhead Mountain to Locust Knob. We will meet within 20 minutes of the Reuter Center with trailheads within 45 minutes of the carpool meet-up point. Prerequisite: participants must be able to hike 4-5 miles on rocky trails with roots and moderate elevation. Sturdy hiking shoes, hiking poles and water are essential.
Instructor: Alice Higgins (AHigg78195@aol.com) retired as a psychologist three years ago and moved to the mountains and has been enjoying hiking ever since with OLLI and private hiking groups. Judi Edelman (firstname.lastname@example.org) moved to Asheville four years ago. She is a retired psychologist. Judi helped form the OLLI Hiking SIG and serves on the College for Seniors Health and Fitness Curriculum Committee.