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June 2021

Broad River Race Day and Fun Float

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lake Houser, 1350 Lake Houser Rd
Mooresboro, NC 28114 United States
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Join us for the 3rd annual Broad River Race Day! We welcome folks to race at your own pace, and enjoy these 5 miles on the most beautiful stretch of the Broad River. Remember, the hare may not always out run the tortoise!

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MountainTrue University: Community-Powered Solar in the Fight Against Climate Change

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Organizer & Communications Manager, Eliza Stokes, to learn more about local advocacy for 100% renewable energy in our region. Eliza will focus on the power of two recent collaborative solar energy purchasing efforts in Buncombe County – one between local governments and public schools, and another among local residents and businesses – and explore how similar campaigns could build momentum for renewable energy in other communities in our region.

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July 2021

HCO July Snorkel

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 – $30

Join MountainTrue's  High Country Water Quality Administrator, Hannah Woodburn, and take the plunge to explore the unique ecosystems of the Watauga River. Hannah is a graduate student at Appalachian State University in biochemical toxicity and is one of the leading experts on the Watauga and its ecology. She is intimately familiar with the area and the river ecosystem and is eager to help us find some smallmouth bass, black nose dace, rainbow and brown trout, and hopefully some tangerine darters!

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Summer Fun Float on Lake Junaluska

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$5 – $15

Join Western Regional Director, Callie Moore and a member of our partner organization, Haywood Waterways Association for an easy, family-friendly float on Lake Junaluska. Learn about the lake's history and ongoing efforts to improve water quality while leisurely paddling along the shoreline.

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Headwaters Fun Float

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join MountainTrue as we head up to the South Mountains for a fun paddle on the cool shady waters of the First Broad River! The water is likely to be pretty shallow, but we bet you'll have lots of fun!

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August 2021

Fontana Lake Paddle Outing

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$10 – $15

Join us as we explore the Hazel Creek arm of Fontana Lake and the former town of Proctor, NC which was evacuated and flooded for the creation of the lake in 1944. The remnants of the town are now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

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September 2021

Urban Bike Tour

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$30 – $40

Join MountainTrue as we team up with Flying Bikes Tours to take out a fleet of electric bikes! We will still pass through downtown, where Chris Joyell, Director of the Asheville Design Center. will share his extensive knowledge about Asheville's urban core, including stories of how redlining has shaped our city and what the future could hold for Asheville.

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Moonlight Float

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Do you love to paddle? Then come paddle with us by the light of the moon! We will meet up at Lake Houser at 7 pm to drop off boats so we can run our shuttles and be back to put in at 7:50 sunset. Due to covid-19, you must have your own shuttle arrangements to get back to the put in this year.

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December 2021

Hike to Tusquitee Bald via Short Branch

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$5 – $15

Western Regional Director, Callie Moore and husband, Philip will lead this full day, 7.2-mile (round-trip) moderate-to-strenuous hike on the Fires Creek Rim Trail to Tusquitee & Potrock Balds. Tusquitee Bald is the highest point in Clay County and lies within an inventoried roadless area that is eligible for wilderness. The hike will be limited to 12 participants; registration is required.

For avid mountain hikers, this is a moderate hike. For less frequent hikers or "flatlanders," the hike will feel more strenuous. The most strenuous part is the access trail to and from the Rim Trail which has an elevation change of 540' in 2,300 feet. The Rim Trail is much more moderate with gentler grades interspersed with fairly flat lengths. The trip will involve about 4 hours of actual hiking with one hour for lunch and relaxation on the balds.

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