Foothills Conservancy Hosts Shortoff Mountain Hike January 20

On Saturday, January 20, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina hosts a hike at Shortoff Mountain in the Linville Gorge, led by Executive Director Andrew Kota. The three-hour hike to the top of the mountain will be strenuous, and will feature views of conservancy-protected lands, including parts of the Linville Gorge and Lake James. Hikers will take a break at the peak for lunch before hiking back to the trailhead. Participants are encouraged to pack food and plenty of water, and to wear sturdy hiking footwear.

Hikers will meet at the trailhead at 10:00 a.m. The outing is expected to last about three hours. The hike is free to FCNC members and $10 per person for non-members. RSVP is required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 17 by emailing info@foothillsconservancy.org or calling 828-437-9930. Additional details will be provided the week of the event via email to those who register.

WHERE: Shortoff Mountain, Burke County

WHEN: Saturday, January 20 • 10:00 a.m.

COST: Free to FCNC members; non-members $10 per person

RSVP: RSVP required. RSVP by Wednesday, January 17 by emailing info@foothillsconservancy.org or calling 828-437-9930.