2014 Outings

Saturday, June 21, 2014 – Moses Cone Memorial Park

We’ll celebrate the first day of summer with a moderate 5 mile hike in the Moses Cone Memorial Park off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock.  Enjoy the cooler mountain weather and great views from the top of the Flat Top Tower.  We’ll be hiking on fairly smooth carriage trails that gradually ascend to the top of Flat Top Mountain.  We’ll meet at Moses Cone at 10 AM.  Contact Steve Copulsky to sign-up at scopulsky@mindspring.com or 704-543-7493.  Limited to 15 hikers.

Liability Waiver: All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver before you choose to participate in an outing, download a copy at NC Sierra Club Sign In Waiver.


Catawba Wildflower Glen Service Outing
Saturday May 31, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Located in northwest Charlotte, NC
Join us at this Catawba Lands Conservancy preserve to help Mary Stauble, Land Stewardship Volunteer, remove invasive plants and contribute to protecting this important natural landscape. The Wildflower Glen is one of the conservancy’s crown jewels due to its rich ecological diversity and proximity to Charlotte.
We’ll meet at the property at 9 a.m. for an orientation where we’ll learn about the history and importance of the preserve. Then we’ll spend time pulling out invasive plants! Afterwards, Mary will lead us on a hike of the glen. Mary frequently visits the Glen and she is very knowledgeable about the local flora.
Please bring work gloves, clippers (optional), water, and a hat. Limit 10 participants.
You can learn more about why and how to control non-native invasive plants here:



All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver.
Please contact Linda Alley for more information and to register.


Crowders Mt. Hike – Sat May 3

The weather will be nice on Saturday, so I’ve made a late decision to start May off by leading a Sierra Club hike at nearby Crowders Mt. State Park. We’ll hike the Kings Pinnacle Trail, about 4 miles roundtrip, with a few steep sections. Hike starts at 9AM and we should be done by noon. If you’ve never been there, you’re missing a great local hike! The park is near Gastonia about 50 minutes from Charlotte. To sign up, contact Steve Copulsky (704-543-7493 or scopulsky@mindspring.com).
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For state wide Sierra Club Outings, check out out NC Chapter Outings Calendar.

2014 Outings

April 5, Saturday – Latta Plantation

May 17/18 – Wilson Creek Clean Up

March 9, Sunday – Stone Mt. State Park Hike

Feb 8, Saturday – McDowell Park Nature Hike

Feb 2 – Super Bowl Sunday Hike – Browns Mt.

Jan 18  – Sierra Club Outing: Fun at Crowders Mountain

New Year’s Day Hike – Anne Springs Close Greenway

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