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

Spring 2018 Schedule

April  06.          Buckspring Trail E35B

         13           Triple Falls  E805

         20           Pink Beds Loop

         27           Arboretum along Bent Creek (to view azaleas)                

May  04.          Carl Sandburg Hse (See baby goats)

         11           Pisgah Inn for Breakfast E38B. (8:15am Departure)

         18           Holmes State Park

         25          Pink Beds via Barnett Branch  

June  01       Daniel Ridge

          08       Cradle of Forestry E14C

          15       Pisgah Ridge E35H

          22       Cove Creek (in and out)

          29       Corn Shoals in Dupont 

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.