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  • Swannanoa Valley Museum tours - event details
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: September 17, 2014 - 4:15 pm
    Location: North Fork Water Treatment Plant - my office
    Description: When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:30 PM-4:15 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
    Where: North Fork Water Treatment Plant - my office

    Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.

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  • Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #8 - Walker's Knob
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: September 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Swannanoa Valley Museum, West State Street, Black Mountain, NC, United States
    Description: This peak (elevation 5.482 feet) was named after North Fork's Walker family, one of the early families to settle in the upper North Fork valley. They owned much of the land and were engaged in timber and logging. This 4-mile, moderate hike begins at Balsam Gap and extends to Greybeard Overlook on Blue Ridge Parkway.

    Meet: 8:00 AM at the Swannanoa Valley Museum, 223 West State Street.

    Parking: Please park in the gravel parking lot between the funeral home and the Methodist Church on State Street across the street from the museum and walk over to the museum to check in.

    Difficulty: Moderate, 3.8 miles

    Pack List: Please bring your lunch and plenty of water. Wear good hiking shoes and socks and long pants. You will probably also want sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, hiking poles, rain gear, and any personal medications you may need. Please have all gear you are not wearing in a day pack to keep your hands free while hiking.

    Cost: (for each hike) $25 for Museum members, $45 for non-members.

    Registration: Reservations are required. Register by emailing info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org or by calling 828-669-9566.
  • Valley History Explorer Hike #7 - Kitsuma (Ridgecrest)
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: September 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Swannanoa Valley Museum, West State Street, Black Mountain, NC, United States
    Description: Learn the history of the Swannanoa Valley while exploring our communities on moderate, approximately 3-mile hikes to 8 historic destinations throughout the year.

    The seventh hike in the series will explore the history of the community of Ridgecrest. Our knowledgeable hike leaders will take the group on a moderate trail to view sweeping vistas of the Swannanoa Valley, including a breathtaking view of Mt. Mitchell, visible on clear days.

    Difficulty Rating: Moderate, 2.5 miles

    Meet: Participants should meet in at the Swannanoa Valley Museum at 10:00am.

    Pack List: Bring lunch, drinks, snacks, etc. Dress for the vagaries of winter weather and wear sturdy hiking boots.

    Cost: $20 for Museum members, $30 for non-members.

    Registration: Reservations are required. Register online or by calling 828-669-9566.
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