Monday Rollers

We Usta be the Monday Strollers
Now we’re the Monday Rollers
Rollin, Rollin, Rollin
Though the streams are swollen
Keep them hikers rollin
Rawhide
Movin, Movin, Movin
(Unless they’re disapprovin)
Keep them hikers movin
Rawhide
(above lyrics with apologies to the Blues Brothers)

When this group was first formed over 30 years ago it was named the Monday Strollers, being the easiest in the hiking difficulty chain among the original three hiking groups.  With the formation of two other groups, our group was renamed the Monday Pisgah Hikers, and we are three up and three down (right in the middle) in the group difficulty ratings chain. The Pisgah Hiker hike ratings are from 1-10; higher ratings indicate greater difficulty. Ours are mostly less than R6.  See Difficulty Scales.

Regular departure time and place: The Lowe’s Assembly area in the Lowe’s parking lot at the curbline closest to and parallel with US64.  Please be there by 8:50 a.m. to allow time for sign-up, chitchat and whatnot.  We leave promptly at 9:00 a.m.   For DuPont hikes, check the description for a 2nd meet-up location and time for hikers coming from Henderson County.
Monday Pisgah Hiker Group Leaders:
Maggie DiRocco  862-4618 mmrock@comporium.net
Larry Garofalo 966-9072 tooz@comporium.net
Jeri Schneider jschnei2@bellsouth.net


Monday Rollers Winter 2018 Schedule

January 15th…..Fairfield Lake in Cashiers……
3 miles…..40 ‘ of elevation…..R2…..$6.00

Leader: Carl
Carl will be leading us on this easy hike around Fairfield Lake. Lunch at a restaurant in town before we drive back to Brevard. Drive will be about an hour.

January 22nd….M20A….Looking Glass…..
5.0 miles….1300’……R6……$1.00

Leader: Fred
This is a hike over the new switchbacks to the first overlook where we have lunch on the rock and then return.

January 29th….M66B…..Whitewater Upper Falls…….
900’…….5.0 miles…..R6…..$5.50

Leader: Maggie
This is an in and out trail from the Bad Creek parking lot, turning back from the foot of the Upper Falls. Lunch along the trail.

February 5th….M80…..Wintergreen Falls in DuPont State Forest…..
450’……..4.5 miles…….R3…….$2.00

Leader: Carl
From the Guion Farms Parking Lot we will hike this in and out trail. Lunch at the pavilion near the parking area at the close of the hike.

February 12th…..M57A……Twin Falls…..
400’…………..4.5 miles……R4……$1.00

Leader: Jeri
This is an in and out hike. Starting from the Buckhorn Gap trailhead parking under the poser line on Avery Creek Road, we hike down Avery Creek Road to the Avery Creek Trailhead and then on the Avery Creek, Buckhorn Gap and Henry Branch trails to Twin Falls. We return to our cars via the Buckhorn Gap Trail. Lunch along the trail or in the Food Matters community room as weather suggests.

February 19th…..Clemson University/South Carolina Botanical Garden…..
approximately 3miles and maybe a 100′ of climb…R3…..$6.00

Leader: Jeri
We will be driving down to Clemson to explore the gardens and view their many beautiful Camilla’s. Lunch at a restaurant AND a visit to the ’55 Exchange Ice Cream Parlor on campus. Don’t schedule anything for that afternoon as we’ll be late getting back to town.

February 26th….M73A…..Raven Cliff Falls Overlook……
90′ of climb……..3.7 miles……R5…….$2.50 + $2.00 SC state park fee

Leader:
The trailhead is on US 276 in SC. This is an in and out trail to the Overlook platform where we will have lunch.

March 5th…M81E…..Mine Mountain to Bridal Veil Falls in DuPont State Forest…..
5.4 miles……approximately 600′ of climb….R5….$3.00

Leader: Jeri
From the Fawn Lake Parking lot, we will head to Mine Mountain Trail and follow it around to Corn Mill Shoals Trail to the Falls for lunch on the rocks. We return by Shelter Rock Trail, Air Strip Trail, Conservation Road and Fawn Lake Trail

March 12th…..M23A…..Daniel Creek/Lanning Ridge…
900’…..5 miles…..R6…….$2.00

Leader:
Starting at the entrance to the old Fish Rearing Station on the Davidson River Road we go around the Loop trail with a side trip to Hamilton-Neill Falls. Lunch along the trail

March 19th……M73D…….Oconee Station-Cove Trail…….
300’……3 miles………..R4………$4.00

Leader:
We drive to Highway 11 in SC and follow the signs to Oconee Station State Historical Site in Sumter National Forest. The trail is a mile and a half to the base of the Falls. This is a wonderful early wildflower hike.

March 26th…..M22A……Cove Creek-Caney Bottom……700’……………5.0…………R5……….$1,50
Leader:
This is a loop trail. The trailhead is off of the Fish Hatchery Road, and passes by a group campsite. We will follow the trail up and around, returning to the campsite for lunch at a picnic table before we return to our cars.

April 2nd….M71A…Kings Creek…….
500’………..4.5 miles…….R4……….$1.00

Leader: Maggie
With the owners permission, we’ll hike through the Charlie Moore property and along King Creek to the second waterfall and return.

April 9th …..Cashiers-Rough Run/High Falls….
4.5 miles…….300′ of elevation……R5……$5.50

Leader: Carl
This is a wildflower viewing hike. We’ll be hiking along the West Fork of the Tuckasegee River an past two waterfalls. Lunch along the trail

 

 

 

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