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Healthy Communities A3 Upcoming Hike - April 28, 2019

On our planned hike on Sunday April 28, we will combine a great hike with some local history.  We will be visiting the Birkhead Wilderness in the Southwestern corner of our own Randolph County. The Birkhead Wilderness is a protected area and is part of the Uwharrie National Forest.  We will be hiking to the Cooper Mountain Cemetery where a local veteran of the Revolutionary War is buried. This is not a strenuous hike but you will have the experience of fording a creek as we make our hike. I hope you can join us for a wonderful wilderness experience that is located right at your doorstep.

Date:  Sunday April 28, 2019

Time: 1:30 p.m.  Meet at the Farmer's Market in Downtown Asheboro. We will car caravan to the Robbins Branch Trailhead in the Birkhead Wilderness for the start of our hike at 2 p.m.

Length: About 3.5 miles total for the hike which should last about 90 minutes.

Degree of Difficulty:  Rolling Randolph County hills with changes in grade.  Moderate difficulty.

Dogs:  Dogs are welcome and do not need to be leashed in the Birkhead Wilderness. 

Comments:  Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and a walking stick. Dress appropriately for a spring hike.  All are welcome but be sure you are able to hike this distance unassisted.  

There is no cost to participate and no pre-registration is needed. In the event of bad weather, the hike will be cancelled. This hike will showcase the history and natural beauty of our own county.  I hope that you and your family can join us!!