Wilderness Network of the Carolinas
2015 Scheduled Trips
Morrow Mountain State Park Day Hike, March 28
Day hike in this state park near Albemarle, overlooking Lake Tillery, created near the confluence of the Yadkin and Uwharrie Rivers.
Congaree River--National Park Day Hike and Urban River Walks, April 17, 18, and 19
Day hikes in Congaree National Park and along river walks upstream in West Columbia on Saturday, March 18, and in Columbia on Sunday, April 19.† We will camp overnight in the national park.† Joining for only part of the trip is acceptable, but requires coordination with the trip leaders.
New River Trail State Park Bicycling, May 16 and 17
Bicycling along the New River trail near Galax and Fries, Virginia, in this state park created from an abandoned railroad bed.† Trail bikes or hybrids recommended for the gravel surface.† Sections of this trail have been popular destinations with WNC members.
Grayson Highlands State Park Backpacking, June 6 and 7
Backpacking in this state park and the adjoining Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, which includes the highest peak in Virginia.
Linville Gorge Camping and Day Hike, July 25 and 26
Camp along the rim of Linville Gorge and hike to spots of interest at the bottom of the gorge.† Precise destination along and in the gorge to be determine closer to the weekend, according to degrees of recovery from recent wildfires.
New River Kayaking, August 30
Kayak a segment of the New River near Independence, Virginia.† In August this can be a very pleasant way to spend a day on the water without requiring extensive experience in river padding.
North Cascades National Park Backpacking, September 11 through 26
This is an approximately 6-day backpacking excursion with associated day hikes.† Precise hiking days within the interval can be expected to shift somewhat as information about park conditions and permit availability becomes available.† The listed dates include travel time to and from the area and the necessary last-minute preparations that must be done near the starting point.
Hammocks Beach State Park Camping Trip, October 9 through 12
Camping on a barrier island, in a time of year that tends to be nice for beach campingówarm enough in the day to enjoy the beach setting and cool enough at night to calm any resident insects.† ††
Weymouth Woods Day Hike, November 7
Day hike in this wooded reserve near Southern Pines, set aside as an example of a longleaf pine forest.
Annual Meeting 2016, January 17
Details will be available later in the year.