Thursday, July 14, 2011

Guided hike to Cattail Peak

In celebration of its seasonal beer, Cattail Peak Organic Wheat Beer, the Highland Brewing Company, in partnership with staff from the US Fish & Wildlife Service and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, will be hosting a free guided hike this Saturday to Cattail Peak in Yancey County.

This will be a strenuous hike along the Black Mountain Crest Trail, starting from the parking lot on top of Mount Mitchell. The hike will follow the trail north along the crest of the Black Mountain Range and cross famous peaks such as Mount Craig and Mount Big Tom. From Big Tom Peak hikers will follow the trail into Big Tom Gap and continue to the top of 6516-foot Cattail Peak. This hike is about 7 miles roundtrip and is a challenging climb with some uneven footing and a tricky boulder section.

Start time for the hike is 10:00 am on Saturday, July 16th, from Mount Mitchell State Park.

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