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Join Conserving Carolina For A Members Hike At Rocky Mountain


Last updated 11/4/2019 at 4:47pm

At the summit, hikers will be treated to this incredible view over Henderson County. The property is not open to the public outside of this special guided hiking opportunity with Conserving Carolina.

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 23, for a Members Hike at Rocky Mountain in Fletcher. Rocky Mountain is a current land protection project located in Henderson County. Conserving Carolina members have a rare opportunity to be on the cutting edge of conservation, Hiking this beautiful landscape with Land Protection Director Tom Fanslow and Membership Coordinator Ericka Berg before it is protected forever.

Featuring unique rock structures and caves in a chestnut oak forest, this property is abundant in wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Atop the cliff that gives Rocky Mountain its name is a gorgeous view looking out over Henderson County. The property is not open to the public outside of this special guided hike opportunity with Conserving Carolina.

To attend this hike, you must be a current Conserving Carolina member. Conserving Carolina will offer one tour, with a maximum of 15 hikers. The hike is about two miles, moderate difficulty, on an uneven surface. Members will meet at 10 a.m. at the Conserving Carolina office.

If you are interested in attending or becoming a member, contact Membership Coordinator Ericka Berg to sign up by phone at (828) 697-5777, by e-mail at [email protected], or go online to our website,, to RSVP on the event calendar. RVSPs are required.

For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.

In case of inclement weather, please check the email listed on your RSVP. Ericka Berg will send a cancellation email before 9 a.m. As the saying goes, no news is good news.

Conserving Carolina is a local land trust that has helped protect over 45,000 acres.


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