Mt. Pisgah is the site of the closed Bobcat Ski Area in Andes. This hike will visit land originally prepared for a housing development. It has the remains of paved and gravel roads to the top of the easternmost spur of Pisgah. The land includes abandoned pastures, forest, and a multitude of stone walls, rock piles, a small quarry and cliffs. The leader is a mycologist and he has found several species of edible mushrooms in recent summer and autumn hikes on this spur, although this year has been dry so far.
Event Duration: ~2.5 miles; 2 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Leader(s): Erwin Karl
Bring: Good hiking shoes, tick repellent, sunscreen, plenty to drink. Hiking poles are recommended.
Registration required by August 9th. Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Registration and Questions about this event can be directed to: Erwin Karl at firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving Directions: Meet at the entrance to DEP land about 100 feet west of 34265 State Highway 28, Andes. There is parking at the entrance and also across the street at 34260, which was an auto repair shop with a small lot.
GPS coordinates: 42.179084, -74.721016