North Carolina Mountains (April, May, October)
Oct. 20-26, 2018 (Sat. -
contact us to set up a custom trip!
$2,295 - (6 Days/5 Nights). There is a $200 single supplement charge
Moderate to Challenging. Group size - 4 to 8.
Includes pick up and drop off at Asheville, NC Airport
northwestern North Carolina in the Boone / Blowing Rock / Banner Elk area northeast of
Asheville in the Blue Ridge "Highlands".
Our hikes take us into Linville
Gorge (one of the deepest east of the Mississippi), the Appalachian Trail on
the Roan Mountain Balds along the North Carolina/Tennessee border, the
Tanawha Trail that
parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Boone Fork Trail along a roaring river that is the
headwater to the Mountains to Sea Trail, and Grandfather Mountain (a
world biosphere preserve). Exult in roaring rivers and
sweeping mountain vistas.
Celebrate the floral wonderland that is western North Carolina - the
rhododendron and hemlock groves, spruce-fir forests, coves
of poplar trees, and pockets of towering, virgin woodlands. Azaleas, rhododendrons,
dogwoods, magnolias and numerous wildflowers are blooming in Spring. In the
Fall, the hills are ablaze with yellow poplars (tulip trees), black gums
(tupelos), sourwood, chestnut oaks and sugar maples. Elevations are 2500 to 6000
We stay at
one very comfortable lodging, the Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crusis near Boone for
all 5 nights. Dinners are at the inn
or at great restaurants nearby.