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The Big Screw-In!

July 11th, 2018|news, trail updates|

Signs are going up along the road sections of the current MST route. Volunteers have fanned out to screw signs into sign posts and paint blazes at road intersections. To date, the signs are up in Bladen, Onslow, Pender, Sampson, and Surry counties. The next step is to install signs in Carteret, Craven and Cumberland counties. And we’ll [...]

Pender County and Surf City Selected to Host 2019 Annual Mountains-to-Sea Trail Conference

May 7th, 2018|news|

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail announced at the Pender County Commissioners meeting on Monday, May 7 that Surf City and Pender County will host its Gathering of Friends, March 22-24, 2019. The Gathering is the annual membership meeting and weekend of excursions for the Friends group that supports the 1175-mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The weekend will bring hundreds of visitors from across North Carolina to the area.

Strategic Plan for the Coastal Crescent Route Released

February 22nd, 2018|news|

Development of the Coastal Crescent route took a big step forward with completion of a Strategic Plan for development of the trail.  The 270-mile route traverses the diverse and beautiful landscape and welcoming communities of North Carolina’s  Southeastern Coastal Plain in Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland, Bladen, Pender and Onslow counties. “Hikers are already following the Coastal Crescent to [...]

Hiking the MST – “Start exploring North Carolina – one step at a time.”

February 14th, 2018|hiker resources|

“I’d like to hike the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST), but where do I start? Is there a map to follow? When is the best time to hike? Are there dangers? Can I do it alone?” When we begin thinking about doing a 1,000-mile trail there are also a thousand questions we ask. And even if we’re only thinking of hiking a short section, we still have questions to resolve before we take the first step. The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the MST, help familiarize you with others who have hiked the trail, and provide advice from previous hikers that will prove useful as you hit the trail.

The gift of the MST

October 30th, 2017|40th Anniversary, Jennifer Pharr Davis|

Hiking the Mountains-to-Sea trail has been a gift. I am out here every day living a dream. I say that because hiking a 1,175-mile trail with two kids under the age of five who are tagging along seems more like a fantasy or delusion than an executable plan. Yet I am able to make this hike a [...]

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