Hikers who attended PAC’s first fall hike at the Pink Beds in Pisgah National Forest on Sept. 20: Bill Blaesing, Carol McCall, Lois Torlina,  Mary Savard, Carol Morjea, Dee Gulyassy, Richard Pierce, Liz Dicey, Tommy Fletcher, Patsy Panther, Randy Thrasher, Suzy Thrasher, Bill Coleman, Tammy Coleman, Carolyn Parker, Kathy Gross and Hilda Sitton. See full story on page 15. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)
Hikers who attended PAC’s first fall hike at the Pink Beds in Pisgah National Forest on Sept. 20: Bill Blaesing, Carol McCall, Lois Torlina, Mary Savard, Carol Morjea, Dee Gulyassy, Richard Pierce, Liz Dicey, Tommy Fletcher, Patsy Panther, Randy Thrasher, Suzy Thrasher, Bill Coleman, Tammy Coleman, Carolyn Parker, Kathy Gross and Hilda Sitton. See full story on page 15. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

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PAC’s second hike heads to Table Rock Oct. 4

Published 5:55pm Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Pacolet Area Conservancy will host a 7-mile hike on Friday, Oct. 4, at Table Rock State Park, the second hike of PAC’s Fall Hiking Series.  PAC Director of Stewardship and Land Protection, Pam Torlina, will lead the moderately strenuous, out and back hike to Bald Rock overlook.

This hike follows the Pinnacle Mountain Trail from the nature center at Table Rock State Park, passing huge boulders and a couple of waterfalls.

Hikers will follow the trail to Bald Rock Overlook, which provides a beautiful panorama from the side of Pinnacle Mountain, part of the Blue Ridge Escarpment.

After taking in the view and stopping for lunch, the group will retrace their steps, returning along the same trail back to the start.  There is a $2 park fee ($1.25 for SC seniors) that is required for this hike.  Please bring exact change.

Hikers will meet at the Gowensville Spinx at 8:30 a.m. to check in and start the approximately 45-minute drive to the trail head.

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.

Hikers should be prepared to return to the area by around 3 p.m.  In case of inclement weather, please contact the PAC office by 8:15 on the day of the hike to see if the hike will take place.

If you are interested in attending the PAC hike at Table Rock State Park, please contact the PAC office to sign up by phone at 828-859-5060 or e-mail, landprotection@pacolet.org.

- article submitted by Pam Torlina

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