Thursday, January 10, 2013

Swannanoa Rim Explorer hiking series continues this year

Back by popular demand, the Swannanoa Rim Explorer hiking series will continue again this year. This is the fourth year in a row that the Swannanoa Valley Museum, in Buncombe County in Western North Carolina, will be offering their year-long hiking series.

The Swannanoa Rim encompasses the ridgelines of the upper Swannanoa Valley that surround Black Mountain. The program offers experienced hikers the opportunity to explore remote and little traveled territory while learning much about the history, geography, hydrology, and environment of the Swannanoa Valley. This year there will be eleven hikes that will take place on the third Saturday of each month. The first hike is scheduled to take place on February 16th, and will cover the Weatherford Heights segment.

If interested in finding out more information, there will be an orientation meeting on Thursday, January 17th, at 7:00 pm in the Black Mountain Savings Bank Conference Room at 200 East State Street in Black Mountain. This will include a presentation by knowledgeable guides, as well as advice from some of the intrepid hikers who have completed all 31 miles of the Swannanoa Rim.

The cost for each hike is $25 for members, and $45 for nonmembers. If you reserve the full year by January 31st, you'll receive a 10% discount.

During the orientation meeting the museum will also highlight their new Waterfall Hiking Series, as well as several other annual events.

For more information and to register, call the museum at 828-669-9566, send an email to, or click here.


1 comment:

marian nilson said...

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