Meet at Nature Center
Thursday, July 6
No half-day hike today.
Full Day -- The Annual Perimeter Hike
Long and strenuous with some moderate sections; 16.0 miles total; expect to return after 5 PM. Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, and rain gear. Rangers will provide one water drop near the half-way point.
A 4th of July week tradition. We’ll ascend Stomping Knob to the West Ridge, then up to Graybeard Mountain for lunch. Return along the East Ridge to Rainbow Mountain. A very challenging hike topping nearly every peak in the Montreat valley; this is a trip for strong hikers only.