Carolina Mountain Club voted Number 1.
by Danny Bernstein
CMC was voted the number one (yes, no. 1) Hiking Club or Group in this year's Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC". Look at pg. 36 of Part Two of the Best of WNC 2020 X Awards.
With over 200 scheduled hikes every year, nine trail maintenance crews, and a diverse Youth Challenge program, is it any wonder that we're the number 1 hiking club?
The more surprising thing is that there were no other clubs mentioned - no number 2 or 3. Are we unbeatable? With so many other informal hiking groups popping up, I'm sure we'll have more competition. So let's keep voting CMC number 1.
By the way, if you're curious, the following trails were voted the best:
For Day hike:
1. Black Balsam Knob
2. Max Patch
3. Graveyard Fields
And for Backpacking overnight hike:
1. Art Loeb Trail
2. A.T. from Hot Springs to Max Patch