Take a hike with Conserving Carolina 

Published 9:54 am Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Join Conserving Carolina on Friday, October 22, for an approximately 5 mile, moderate, lollipop hike on the slopes of Little Pisgah Mountain. Conserving Carolina’s AmeriCorps Project Conserve Trails Associate, Josh Huffstetler, will lead the hike.

Florence Nature Preserve for a 5 mile, moderate, lollipop hike on the slopes of Little Pisgah Mountain. The preserve features pristine creeks and cascades, scenic rock outcrops, the ruins of an old homesite, and areas of old growth forest. Hikers will also enjoy views of the Hickory Nut Gorge.

If you are interested in attending the hike on October 22, meet at Ironwood Square, Conserving Carolina’s office, 847 Case Street, Hendersonville, NC, at 8:30 a.m. to check in, arrange carpooling, and start the approximately 30-minute drive to the trailhead. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina to make other meeting arrangements. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the mid-afternoon.

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Pre-registration is mandatory, and space is limited to 30 participants. To RSVP and sign up, visit Conserving Carolina’s website calendar event at conservingcarolina.org/calendar/.

For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. 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. 

In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina by email at: pam@conservingcarolina by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the hike and/or check the Conserving Carolina website ‘calendar’ and/or Facebook page to see if the hike will take place. 

The next hike of the Fall Hiking Series will take place on November 5.  The group will head to Bursted Rock for a 5.2 mile, strenuous, out and back hike.

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, works to protect, restore, and inspire appreciation of nature. Learn more and become a member at conservingcarolina.org.