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Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – East
May 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Join us on this exclusive historic driving tour of the east side of the Burnett Reservoir to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. The trip stops at Sunalee Lodge, then to the home place of Champ Burnett. From there, we will drive to Colonel John Connally’s home site which has extensive ruins including two standing chimneys. The caravan will make a stop to include a short 5 -10 minute walk from the vehicles to the home sites of Will and Bart Burnett and a slave cemetery. A final stop will be made at the Right Hand Fork Intake.
Difficulty: Moderate; There will be some walking on rough terrain. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
Pack: Please bring your lunch, snacks, and a drink. This is primarily a driving tour, but you may also want to bring a full water bottle, a hat, hiking poles, rain gear, and any personal medications you may need in a small day pack. You may bring a camera to take photographs for personal (non-commercial) use.
Pricing: For this tour, attendees will need to drive their own vehicles, with a cost of $150 per vehicle. The vehicle may carry as few or as many passengers as the registrant wishes to bring. Only family members or people who are in the same “social pod” should travel in a vehicle together. Drivers who cannot bring a family member or someone in their social pod must drive themselves.
**Drivers – Your vehicle must get clearance from our trip leader prior to registering as a driver. Please contact us at email@example.com to get clearance.**
Vehicle Requirements: Drivers must bring vehicles that meet the following criteria-
- Transmission with extra low gears
- Proper ground clearance.
- Only family members or people who are in the same “social pod” may travel in a vehicle together. Drivers who cannot bring a family member or someone in their social pod must drive themselves.
- All attendees, volunteers and hike leaders are required to bring masks and social distancing must be observed. Attendees and hike leaders must wear masks during talks outside the vehicles.
- The sign-in for the event will be conducted outdoors, at the parking lot of the Black Mountain Savings Bank.
Please direct any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.