May 01, 2013 - October 14, 2013
Bluff Mountain, Ashe County
Bluff Mountain hikes, led by Kim Hadley, are offered throughout the summer. All of the hikes for the 2013 season have either passed or are full. Check back for next year's times in the spring!
The hike on Bluff is a moderate level 3-mile, round-trip hike with maybe 1/3 of it uphill (300' elevation change) and much of that is gradual. The trail is often over loose rocks, so closed-toed shoes with ankle support are best. Hikes can last 3-4 hours depending on the speed of the group.
There are two beautiful looking off points that are great spots to sit down, take in the view and have a snack. Much of the hike is under shade in the woods. Bring water and snacks. The hike is rain or shine, entirely dependent on the willingness of the group.
We sign folks up first come, first serve for each hike - up to 12 people per hike. The cost is $10 per person (cash) due at the beginning of the hike. Reservations required, please call (336) 497-1972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Hadley is the volunteer steward for Bluff Mountain Nature Preserve. She has been an active volunteer with the Conservancy for the last eight years when she and her husband moved to North Carolina from Florida. Kim received her B.S. degree in Biology at Florida State University in 1995 and immediately took a job as an Environmental Specialist with Collier County Government working with Sea Turtles in Naples, FL. Four years later, she transferred to the Environmental Permitting department and spent the next four years doing reviews for environmental permitting and regulation. Today, Kim is a freelance graphic designer with a passion for photography and the outdoors, and she loves every minute she gets to spend on Bluff Mountain.