Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Friday Hoofer hikes are the longest, have more climb, and are the most strenuous of the five groups. Please consult with one of the hike leaders before hiking with this group. We normally ask potential Friday Hoofers to first hike with the Wednesday Striders.
Here is a Friday Hoofer Video that describes some of the fun we experience during our hikes.
Time: Unless noted in the hike description the regular start time is 9:00 am. However sometime in May we switch to our 8:30 am summer start time. Please arrive 10 minutes early for a prompt departure.
Updates: Updates are posted on the Updates page every Thursday morning before the Friday hike, and sometimes at other times. Because of the uncertain weather in Western North Carolina an update may be posted the morning of the hike changing or cancelling the hike. Hikers are encouraged to check for updates before heading to the meeting place. If you would like to receive updates sent directly to your email, press the “+Follow” button at the lower right hand corner of any web page and provide your email address.
Assembly: Three different Assembly Area locations are used depending upon the location of the hike. The schedule specifies a starting location for each hike, which differs from hike to hike. The three starting locations are the BiLo Grocery Store parking lot in Pisgah Forest, Catheys Creek Road at US64 and the Cedar Mountain Community Center parking lot. Details for each location are given in the Assembly Areas tab.
Photos: Pictures taken during some of the hikes can be found here.
Friday Hoofer Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule
Governor Cooper has issued a Stay at Home directive effective Monday, 30 March, at 5 p.m. Therefore, Friday Hoofers are suspending all organized hikes until further notice. We wish good health and safety for each of you.