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Sauratown Trail Closed for Hunting Season
Sauratown Trail Closed for Hunting Season
Nov 3 2017 – Jan 2 2018 all-day
The Sauratown Trail section of the MST is now closed for hunting season until January 2, 2018. Please observe the signs and plan accordingly.
MST First Day Hike – Elkin
MST First Day Hike – Elkin @ MST Segment 6
Jan 1 all-day
MST First Day Hike - Elkin @ MST Segment 6
Hike to Byrd’s Branch Campground is 1 1/2 mile; 3 miles round trip. Hike is in wooded forest partly along Grassy Creek, then passes through the “enchanted forest” of planted white pines to campground. Hot chocolate and coffee available half-way through the hike. Easy to moderate hike.  Suitable for family hiking. Pets allowed.  Bring water. Starting at 9[...]
MST First Day Hike – Falls Lake
MST First Day Hike – Falls Lake @ MST near Blue Jay Point County Park
Jan 1 all-day
MST First Day Hike - Falls Lake @ MST near Blue Jay Point County Park
We’ll hike into Blue Jay Point County Park (closed, no toilets or water) along Falls Lake on Mountains-to-Sea Trail for 1.3 miles & return to cars. Difficulty: moderate, suitable for family hike Other: bring water, prepared for weather Meet at 11 am near Blue Jay Point County Park (BJPCP); gathering at Falls Lake causeway pull-off on Six[...]
MST First Day Hike – Stone Mountain State Park
MST First Day Hike – Stone Mountain State Park @ Lower Trailhead Parking
Jan 1 all-day
MST First Day Hike - Stone Mountain State Park @ Lower Trailhead Parking
A 3.5 mile loop hike to Stone Mountain, Wolf Rock, and Cedar Rock. Wear clothes and shoes suitable for weather conditions and bring water. Feel free to take pictures and post on the MST Facebook page. Difficulty: moderate with hills Meet the park ranger and/or Randy Mays (MST) at the Lower Trail Head Parking (Hutchinson Homestead area) at[...]
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Upper Haw River Section Workday
Upper Haw River Section Workday
Jan 13 all-day
Upper Haw River Section Workday
We will maintain trail on the Longmeadow Trail (a new section) along the Haw River. There will be some bridge improvement. Meet at 9 am and we will finish by mid-afternoon. Meet at the parking area of Pureflow, Inc off Jay Lane (Exit 140 of I40/I85) 1241 Jay Lane, Graham, NC. Bring water, work gloves, work shoes,[...]
Pisgah National Forest MST Trail Day
Pisgah National Forest MST Trail Day
Jan 15 all-day
Pisgah National Forest MST Trail Day
We will work from top of Shortoff Mountain, trimming and reblazing. If you have them, you may bring pruners, loppers and folding saws but if you don’t, we have plenty of tools. Bring daypack, work gloves, lunch and/or snack and fluids for the day. Dress appropriately for the weather. We will finish about lunchtime and then hike[...]
Eno River Section Trail Workday
Eno River Section Trail Workday @ Few's Ford area, Eno River State Park
Jan 27 all-day
Eno River Section Trail Workday @ Few's Ford area, Eno River State Park | Durham | North Carolina | United States
We will work on the Cox Mountain trail reroute. We will dig and level the trail tread, fill holes, and remove rocks from the trail. We will also build a crossing of a damp area. Meet at 9 am at the Few’s Ford area at the end of Cole Mill Road in Eno State Park. Wear solid[...]
Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting and Contracting Training 1:00 pm
Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting and Contracting Training @ Rockingham Community College
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm
This intermediate training session will teach participants how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance and safety. Students will also discuss potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Classroom teaching and experiential learning will be combined to help students understand trail assessment, permits, and contracts. Click here for additional information. This class[...]
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