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eNews  | Hike . Save Trails . Make Friends
September 2019  
In This Issue
What's going on with the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests?
by Michael Fisher

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You Can Get Anything You Want On the Carolina Mountain Club Website
Excepting Alice

By Stuart English

Get that board out of that old woody station wagon and come surf with me on Go to the public Home Page and you will see a beautiful mountain vista and our club motto created by former club president and editor of the Let's Go newsletter Gerry McNabb: HIKE, SAVE TRAILS, MAKE FRIENDS!  Then look for a changing slide show of pictures, a short information statement about our purpose, how to join, volunteering, donating, and links to the various committees that make up our club. There is a Breaking News Box, a calendar of events, Awards, and the Youth Partnership Challenge. You can find the current eNews, Let's Go Hike schedules, a link to the CMC Facebook page, and the CMC collection of Interviews - all without logging in.

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by Jan Onan

To celebrate National Public Lands Day, Jack Dalton will lead a family friendly hike in Hot Springs. This is a 3-mile in and out hike on the Pump Gap Trail.  There is about a 300 ft. elevation gain, stream crossings and interesting things to see along the way.

Meet at Pump Gap/Silvermine/ Lovers Leap Trailhead, which is just around the corner from the Nantahala Outdoor Center parking area in Hot Springs.

Saturday September 28
10:30 meet at Pump Gap trailhead
Contact Jack Dalton at home: 828-622-3704, if you plan to attend or have questions.

Photos for Annual Dinner Slideshow
by Bobbi Powers

You have 5 more weeks to submit photos!

The Annual Dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, and the deadline to submit photos for the social hour entertainment - your photos on a running loop on the big screen - is Saturday, Oct. 12.

Your WITS should be sharp by now, so get those 6 photos sent in to
For any dim WITS who have forgotten the guidelines, your pictures should feature any of the following:

Use your creativity! 
Your name on your photos and a pat on the back are your thanks for participating.

Secondary Trails Adoption Program
by Les Love

Thanks again to all who have stepped up to adopt one of CMC's Secondary Trails and make this program a success (the A.T. & MST are our primary trails) See the attached spreadsheet as there are still a few openings if you would like to help.  Rich Evans will show you what needs to be done as a tool-carrying maintainer or you can just be an observer, reporting issues that need to be addressed.  To sign up email Les at

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