* March Monthly Meeting: “A Burning Desire to be Outside, Hiking with Sharon McCarthy”, Mar 27

“My troubles are guaranteed to disappear for a few hours when I’m on a trail because I simply cannot worry and walk at the same time. I come back sweaty and exhausted and renewed. I have the burning desire to be outside and the fire is fed every time I go on a hike.”

          ~ Sharon McCarthy

Sharon McCarthy

Our feature presenter is Sharon McCarthy, long time Girl Scout leader and prominent hiker/backpacker. Sharon has hiked every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (all 900 miles!), climbed every peak of 6,000 or more in western NC/eastern TN, and is the 25th person to complete the Mountains To Sea Trail. Learn more about Sharon, a.k.a. Smoky Scout, on her adventure blog, Smoky Scout’s Hiking Adventures.

The meeting starts off at 6:30 PM for pizza, refreshments and a chance to meet and socialize with other Sierra Club members and friends. The business meeting and program will begin at 7:00 PM. Non-members and potential new members are very welcome!

Central Piedmont Sierra Club meetings are held in the Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28203. Cumberland Avenue is off of the 1500 block of East Boulevard.

The program is free and open to the public and you do not have to be a member to attend. Free parking is available. Drawing for FREE door prizes will wrap up the meeting!

Bring a friend or two; you’ll be glad you did! See you there…

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