Bearwallow Sunset & Full Moon Hike

Date of this event: Monday, May 8, 2017 - 12:39am
News and Events: Hikes And Outings

Bearwallow Sunset & Full Moon Hike

Join Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy Monday, May 8, 2017, for full moon celebration! We are going to be hiking to the summit of Bearwallow Mountian for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the sunset and moon rise! This hike is a great opportunity for photography and it is family friendly!

Bearwallow Mountain is truly one of CMLC's gems. It was originally conserved in 2009 with additions being mad in 2012 and 2016. At 4,232 ft. above sea level, Bearwallow Mountain stands as the highest peak in the widely-visible Bearwallow Highlands range. Straddling the Eastern Continental Divide, it makes up part of the Blue Ridge Escarpment as well as the western rim of the Hickory Nut Gorge. Crowned with a grassy meadow at its summit, the mountain features a nearly 360-degree view that encompasses some of the southern Appalachians highest peaks including Mt. Mitchell in the Black Mountains and Mt. Pisgah in the Great Balsams range.

The hike will begin before sunset so we will arrive at the summit in time to watch the full moon rise. Total hiking distance is 2.0 miles. This hike is rated moderate with a total elevation gain of 537 feet. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Please be aware that we will be hiking in the dark! Therefore, sturdy closed-toe shoes are a requirement, and additional equipment including a headlamp and extra layers are highly encouraged.

This hike has no cap but RSVP is required. To sign up CLICK HERE.

Once you have successfully registered for the hike you will receive an email with additional details 2-3 days before the hike.

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