Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Fall break is almost upon us, and I am following the Blue Ridge / my heart to Western North Carolina!!! We’ll be camping in Pisgah National Forest, near the happy hippie town of Asheville. The region is rife with biodiversity; home to miles of waterfalls, peaks, and old-growth forest; and boasts one of the longest, most colorful fall foliage seasons in the Southeast!
A website wrote, of Asheville: “Tree-covered mountain summits and grassy balds fill the horizon, and deep-cut river valleys and gorges slice through the landscape, spilling and tumbling and diving in scores of majestic waterfalls.”
Staying in Pisgah, we’ll be in close proximity to: Nantahala National Forest, a section of the AT, and segment 3 of NC’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Potential activities include: hiking Grandfather Mountain (“the Old Rag of North Carolina”), summiting the highest peak east of the Mississippi, mountain biking in Bent Creek, waterfall explorin’, and more. There is a wealth of outdoorsy fun to be had, so we can plan our itinerary as a group later on.
-2 pm – depart from Echols
-7:30 pm – arrive, set up camp
~~~Saturday 10/6 – Sunday 10/7~~~
Asheville is our oyster!
-Pack up camp, drive back to the ‘Ville of our mundane reality while plotting a return to the ‘Ville of our dreams
(We could return on Monday afternoon if people wanted to, I’m flexible)
I can drive, but waitlist priority will be given to other drivers, especially those with functioning bike racks! Gas will be reimbursed with a 50% tip. If you don’t have camping gear, the club can hook you up.
Bring: Tent, sleeping bag & pad, light source, hiking boots, clothing (synthetics!)
Text me with any questions or concerns! (: 3019966374