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HAYESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Nature Hiking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains

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Program #17288RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Elevation will be above 5,000 feet on some hikes.

Equipment Requirements
Two pair of comfortable, well broken in hiking or walking shoes, two water bottles, rain gear, and a day pack.

Itinerary for Jun 23 — Jun 28, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Nantahala National Forest and Appalachian Trail. In the summer Hinton Center serves as the site for adult and youth groups doing community service projects.

Contact info:
2330 Hinton Center Rd.
Hayesville, NC 28904 USA
phone: 866-389-8336
web: www.hintoncenter.org

Room amenities: N/A

Facility amenities: Kitchen and laundry facilities available in Joe Ervin House. Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Registration
Afternoon: Registration will be in Joe Ervin Retreat Center. Signs as you enter Hinton will direct you to Joe Ervin House

Dinner: Dinner in Lodge. All meals will be served cafeteria style.

Evening: Orientation

Lodging: Hinton Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Nantahala National Forest and Appalachian Trail. In the summer Hinton Center serves as the site for adult and youth groups doing community service projects.

Contact info:
2330 Hinton Center Rd.
Hayesville, NC 28904 USA
phone: 866-389-8336
web: www.hintoncenter.org

Room amenities: N/A

Facility amenities: Kitchen and laundry facilities available in Joe Ervin House. Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Day hike each day in the Nantahala National Fores...
Day hike each day in the Nantahala National Forest, some days on the Appalachian Trail, led by trained naturalist.

Note: Hikes vary from 4 to 8 mi.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in Lodge

Morning: Hikes are dependent upon weather, the group's interests and/or abilities. View Hikes include: Standing Indian Mountain (5,498ft - 5.4 mi.) and Wesser Bald Fire Tower (5,216ft - 6.3mi.). Other Hikes may include: Sections of "Chunky Gal" Trail, Muskrat Creek Shelter portion of the Appalachian Trail (4,800ft - 8 mi), High Shoals Falls (2 waterfalls), Winding Stair Gap and Dick's Creek Gap both on the AT. Note: The trails without distances are "non-destination" hikes that are based on natural history and will vary in distance depending on time and/or the group.

Lunch: Ingredients will be provided at breakfast for participants to pack their lunch.

Dinner: Dinner served in the Lodge

Evening: Evening programs will be a combination of natural and cultural history, stories, and songs of the Appalachians.

Lodging: Hinton Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Nantahala National Forest and Appalachian Trail. In the summer Hinton Center serves as the site for adult and youth groups doing community service projects.

Contact info:
2330 Hinton Center Rd.
Hayesville, NC 28904 USA
phone: 866-389-8336
web: www.hintoncenter.org

Room amenities: N/A

Facility amenities: Kitchen and laundry facilities available in Joe Ervin House. Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Evening programs three nights with stories, music...
Evening programs three nights with stories, music and natural and cultural history.

Breakfast:

Morning: Day hike - See descriptions on Day 2

Lunch: Ingredients will be provided at breakfast for participants to pack their own lunch.

Dinner:

Evening: Evening class

Lodging: Hinton Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Nantahala National Forest and Appalachian Trail. In the summer Hinton Center serves as the site for adult and youth groups doing community service projects.

Contact info:
2330 Hinton Center Rd.
Hayesville, NC 28904 USA
phone: 866-389-8336
web: www.hintoncenter.org

Room amenities: N/A

Facility amenities: Kitchen and laundry facilities available in Joe Ervin House. Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Day hike/free evening
Breakfast:

Morning: Day hike - See descriptions on Day 2

Lunch: Ingredients will be available at breakfast for participants to pack their lunch.

Dinner:

Evening: free evening

Lodging: Hinton Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Nantahala National Forest and Appalachian Trail. In the summer Hinton Center serves as the site for adult and youth groups doing community service projects.

Contact info:
2330 Hinton Center Rd.
Hayesville, NC 28904 USA
phone: 866-389-8336
web: www.hintoncenter.org

Room amenities: N/A

Facility amenities: Kitchen and laundry facilities available in Joe Ervin House. Internet Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Day hike/evening class
Breakfast:

Morning: Day hike - See descriptions on Day 2

Lunch: Ingredients will be provided at breakfast for participants to make their lunch.

Dinner:

Evening: Program

Lodging: Hinton Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 28 - Short hike in morning.
Breakfast:

Morning: Short Friday morning hike may include the River Cane Trail at John C. Campbell Folk School or Jack Rabbit Mountain on the shores of Lake Chatuge.

Lunch: Ingredients will be provided at breakfast for participants to pack their lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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