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Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:12

Nantahala Hiking Club hosts family hiking day

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The Nantahala Hiking Club, along with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, is holding a free “Family Hiking Day” on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Nantahala National Forest outside Franklin.

The event will introduce families to the outdoors and the fun of hiking together. There will be a hiking lecture, organized hikes from one to four miles and a cookout lunch.

Registration will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Standing Indian Campground family pavilion. Standing Indian is located off N.C. 64 west of Franklin. From N.C. 64 past Winding Stair Gap, take a left on West Old Murphy Road on the left, go 1.9 miles and turn right at the Standing Indian Campground sign.

Bring appropriate shoes and clothing, including rain gear. www.nantahalahikingclub.org.

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