Friday Easy Hikers

“born to be wild”

Our hikes are generally about 3 miles in length, with no more than about 300 feet of climb and the hike is usually over in less than 3 hours.  We go at a nice leisurely pace and make enough stops so that we don’t wear anybody out. 

We meet every Friday at the BiLo Assembly Area in the parking lot at Forest Gate along the curb overlooking the Pizza Hut.  In June we have 9:00 AM gathering for 9:15 AM departure.  Hikes in July, August and first week in September will gather at 8:15 AM for 8:30 AM departure.   On September 12 we return to 9:00 AM gathering for 9:15 AM departure.  HIKE CHANGE AT LEADERS DISCRETION.

We send out an email every Thursday to members of this group with a Friday weather forecast and a description of the hike.

New or Returning Hikers – If you are brand new to hiking and do not know what your capabilities may be, or if you have not hiked for a while due to previous physical disabilities or whatever, this is a good group to start out with before trying any of the other groups. Please advise the hike leader that you are  brand new or are returning to hiking after an absence from these activities so that he or she will know to be aware of your progress during the hike and will gauge the pace and the frequency of stops accordingly..

Wear hiking boots and bring water and lunch or snack,  A good sense of humor also helps. And – Have Big Fun!

Friday Easy Hiker Leader:  Virginia MacDonald 862-6505

Summer 2017 Schedule

July 7 DuPont Twixt & Rock Quarry Trail Loop Start at Corn Mill Shoals

July 14 Frying Pan Tower

July 21 Pink Beds Upper Trail (Turk’s Cap Lilies) E14A
(Lunch at Pisgah Inn)

July 28 Andy Cove, Exercise Trail and North Slope

Aug. 4 DuPont 3 Lakes

Aug. 11 Pick Blueberries.
Park at Blk Balsam and bring your pail.

Aug. 18 Pisgah Inn E35H

Aug. 25 Whiteside Mtn in Highlands. Lunch in town and Waterfall outside Highlands
Back to 9:l5 AM Departure. Gather at 9:00

Sept. 1 Arboretum

Sept. 8 Triple Falls starting at Visitor’s Center

Sept. 22 Seinard Trail E13B

Sept. 29 Cradle of Forestry E14C

Hike can change at leader’s discretion. In July and August we gather at 8:15 AM for a 8:30 AM departure from the BiLo Parking Lot overlooking Pizza Hut. Bring water, boots,
and consider poles. A good sense of humor always welcome.