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Fall 2018 Hike to Rich Mountain

PRESS RELEASE: October 12  

Join Conserving Carolina on Friday, October 12, for a 5-mile, moderate, out and back hike to Rich Mountain in Pisgah National Forest. Conserving Carolina’s southeast stewardship manager, Pam Torlina, will lead the hike.

The group will head to the Appalachian Range District of Pisgah National Forest near Hot Springs and hike to the historic fire lookout on Rich Mountain (3,643′ elevation). Hikers will be invited to climb the newly restored tower to enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding, just in time for the trees to show their fall leaf color.

If you are interested in attending the hike on October 12, meet at the east end of the Columbus Plaza Shopping Center, 250 West Mills Street, in Columbus, NC (near Food Lion), at 8:30 a.m. to check in, arrange carpooling, and start the approximately 1.5 hour drive to the parking area. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina to make other meeting arrangements. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the mid-afternoon.

For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.

In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina at 828-697-5777, ext. 300 or e-mail her at [email protected] by 8:15 on the day of the hike and/or check the Conserving Carolina Facebook page to see if the hike will take place.

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