General Meeting on Zoom

Macon County Public Library 149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin

The October 9th General Meeting on Zoom at 7 pm will feature Rachael Newcomb, Mainspring's new Conservation Outreach Associate. She will discuss her new position and give updates on the latest Mainspring happenings.

William’s Pulpit on the Bartram Trail from Wallace Branch

Pass a couple of waterfalls. Views from the pulpit of Albert Mountain and surrounding mountains. Total Hike Distance: 5 miles Rating: M Elevation: 800' Meeting Place: WP Time: 10 am R/T Driving: 6 miles Leader: Gail Lehman Phone: 828-524-5298

Coweeta Lab

Stroll up Shope Fork along this beautiful creek to a secluded waterfall. Dogs on leash are welcome. Total Hike Distance: 2 miles Rating: E Elevation: Little Meeting Place: SMVC Time: 1 pm R/T Driving: 8 miles Leader: Katharine Brown Phone: 828-421-4178

Mingus Mill in the GSMNP

Hike up Mingus Creek to Deeplow Gap. This is part of the Mountains to Sea Trail. Visit the mill on our return. Total Hike Distance: 6 miles Rating: M Elevation: 600' Meeting Place: Bi-Lo Time: 9 am R/T Driving: 65 miles Leader: Gail Lehman Phone: 828-524-5298

Jones Creek

Follow an FS Road along the rushing creek to a small waterfall. Total Hike Distance: 3miles Rating: E Elevation: 300' Meeting Place: WP Time: 2 pm R/T Driving: 30 miles Leader:  Kathy Ratcliff Phone: 828-526-6480

Camp Branch off the Wayah Rd

Hike along a logging road for 3 miles and return. Views of Wayah Bald. Dogs welcome. Total hike Distance: 6 miles Rating: M Elevation: 600' Meeting Place: WP Time: 8:30 am R/T Driving: 18 miles Leader: Katharine Brown Phone: 828-421-4178

Jones Gap to White Rock

Hike the NC Bartram Trail to a spur trail and see a spectacular view of the Tessentee Valley and the Nantahala Mountains, Albert Mt. on the AT. Total Hike Distance: 5 miles Rating: M Elevation: 600' Meeting Place: 145 Main St., 1 Nails in Highlands. Time: 9 am R/T Driving: 17 miles Leader: Robin Lurie […]

Deep Creek to Indian Creek in the GMSNP

Follow Deep Creek to the Sunkota Ridge crossover and down Indian Creek. We will pass Indian Creek Falls and return by Deep Creek. Total Hike Distance: 4.5 miles Rating: M Elevation: 600' Meeting Place: Bi-Lo Time: 9 am R/T Driving: 50 miles Leader: Gail Lehman Phone: 828-524-5298