Location: Off campus
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 OLLI. 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: You 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.