Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I find the hikes described on this site?

Where can I find a hiking partner?

Why doesn't this site list my favorite hike?

Who is Hiking the Carolinas ?

What is the likelihood of being endangered by an animal?

When is the best time to hike ?

 

How do I find the hikes described on this site ?

The location map shows the general area that each hike is located. Directions are included with each hike and if all else fails contact us. Mapquest will give you a map and driving directions to the towns nearby.

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Where can I find a hiking partner ?

Check out the Carolina Hiking Partners forum. Hikers post their request for a partner here and also post trail conditions from recent hikes.

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Why doesn't this site list my favorite hike ?

Let us know what your favorite hike is! This site is growing and before it is "all over" we would like to list every area in the mountains that are suitable for hiking. Contact us and let us know what you would like to see.

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Who is Hiking the Carolinas ?

Just some hikers that want to spread the good word about the finest hiking states in the east! For a more complete description, check out "About us".

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What is likelihood of being endangered by an animal ?

Next to none. There is exactly one recorded death from a black bear attack in Western North Carolina. That was very unusual. Store your food properly, hung between two trees, and you will have few problems. Rattlesnakes are non-aggressive and almost always give you plenty of warning. People, especially at trail-heads, and wild dogs are more of a problem than anything else. We recommend that hikers carry "pepper foam" in an easy to access container or sling.  E.G. on your shoulder strap.

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When is the best time to hike ?

The Winter if you like solitude. The Spring if you like wildflowers. The Summer if you like the cool breezes of the higher elevations. The Fall if you like beautifully colored leaves.

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Revised: April 19, 2002 .

 

 

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