PAC’s hike goes to YMCA Blue Ridge assembly March 29

Published 2:52 pm Friday, March 22, 2013


Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) on Friday, March 29, for a 6-mile hike at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, the fourth hike of PAC’s spring hiking series.

PAC Land Protection Specialist, Pam Torlina, will lead the moderately strenuous hike to High Windy, the highest point on the Blue Ridge Assembly property, at 4350’. The trail is a loop with an out and back to the peak of High Windy. The hike parallels a creek for part of the way and provides beautiful winter views, a scenic overlook, and most of the climbing occurs in the first 2.5 miles, making it a good workout.

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If you are interested in attending the PAC hike at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, please contact the PAC office to sign up by phone at 828-859-5060 or e-mail,

Hikers will be meeting at the Columbus Bi-Lo at 8:30 a.m. to check in and start the approximately one-hour drive to the trailhead. 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 3 p.m., at the latest. In case of inclement weather, please contact the PAC office by 8:15 a.m. on the day of the hike to see if the hike will take place.