Hike with Conserving Carolina at Headwaters State Forest Nov. 5
Join Conserving Carolina on Friday, November 5, for a 5.2-mile, strenuous, out and back hike to Bursted Rock at Headwaters State Forest. Conserving Carolina’s southeast stewardship manager, Pam Torlina, will lead the hike.
Following the Gum Gap Trail to a spur of the Foothills Trail, hikers will enjoy spectacular views from the Blue Ridge Escarpment, including a view of the north side of Table Rock Mountain in South Carolina.
Headwaters State Forest protects the East Fork of the French Broad River, numerous waterfalls, 25 miles of trout streams, mountain bogs hosting rare species, and more than 9 miles of the venerable Foothills Trail.
If you are interested in attending the hike on November 5, 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 45-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.
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 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 and final hike of the Fall Hiking Series will take place on November 19. The group will head to Whitewater Falls for a 6.2 miles, moderately difficult, 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.
Submitted by Pam Torlina