Spring Hiking Series: Higgins Bald from Black Mountain Campground
May 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Mount Mitchell Trail to Higgins Bald Trail from Black Mountain Campground
Meet: Columbus, Food Lion parking area, east side, @ 8:30
5.4+ miles, moderate, lollipop
Start at Black Mountain Campground, hikers will follow numerous switchbacks along the Mount Mitchell Trail, pass just below the peak of Little Mountain, and cross Setrock Creek before picking up the Higgins Bald Trail. When the trail traverses Higgins Bald, the remains of old cabins can be seen. Before heading back to the cars, the group will take a 0.4-mile (total) jaunt to view Setrock Falls.
Contact Pam@conservingcarolina.org with additional questions.
Conserving Carolina is sponsoring a Friday hiking series this fall, free, guided, and open to the public. The hikes will meet at various locations (noted for each date) and will leave promptly at 8:45 a.m. Hikers should plan to return to the area in the late afternoon, time varying with group size, distance of hike, and drive time. Car-pooling will be organized at the meeting locations. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina (email above and number below) to make other meeting arrangements.
Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water for yourself. In case of inclement weather, call the Conserving Carolina office, ext. 300, before 8:15 a.m. on the date of the hike, and/or check our Facebook page and calendar. Please also remember to bring any medication that you may need in the event of an emergency (ie: epinephrine, nitroglycerine, insulin, etc.). Hike leaders will carry a first aid kit; however, it may not contain specific medication for your individual needs.
Before each hike, you will be asked to sign a waiver form. For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. This schedule is subject to change.