Roan Mountain FTC Hike

Roan Mountain Hike June 15, 2015 Eleven hikers met up on Monday morning to carpool up to the Roan. We were hiking by 11am from Carver’s Gap, North on the Appalachian Trail. The Catawba Rhododendron had a few blooms still here and there, but mostly gone. A few of them were found during the hike…

Celebrating National Trails Day

Saturday, June 6, was a gorgeous day to be on trails and the FTC embraced the day with several celebration hikes. Our group of ten hiked on the Foothills Trail and the Chattooga Trail to make a loop from the Burrell’s Ford parking area visiting King Creek Falls, Spoonauger Falls, and the Winchester Cemetery. After…

Whitewater Falls Wildflower Hike

April 11, 2015 We began and finished the 4 mile hike with 20 happy hikers. I wasn’t sure what kind of show that the wildflowers would put on because of never having hiked this trail in April before. But before we got out of the parking lot, there were delightful wildflowers like Fothergilla and Kidney-leaf…

FTC Hike: Whitewater Falls to Bad Creek

Foothills Trail Family Hike Sat. March 28, 2015 from Whitewater Falls to Bad Creek We had a wintry start to this early spring hike. We all gathered in the Upper Whitewater Falls parking lot under clear blue, but cool skies. The rhododendron around the parking lot were drooping and rolled in the less than 32…

Greg Crain on the Foothills Trail

Last week a friend and I hike the Foothills Trail from Sassafras Mt. to the Rt. 281 crossing, approximately 38-39 miles.   We commented several times on how well blazed and maintained we  found the trails to be.e trail to be. We encountered three Duke Power contractors at the end of their maintenance area and…
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