2nd Saturday Outing

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mt. Shepherd Retreat Center
Lynne Dardanell

Join PLC for our 2nd Saturday outing in November as we explore the recently protected Mt. Shepherd in Randolph County.  We will explore newly-created trails and tour the retreat center.

Mt. Shepherd is unofficially recognized as the northern end of the Uwharrie Mountains. These ancient mountains, stretching from Randolph County to Montgomery, Davidson and Stanly Counties, represent one of the oldest mountain chains in North America. After millions of years of weathering, these once 20,000 feet high peaks have eroded to the small mountains they are today. Mt. Shepherd is one of the highest Uwharrie peaks at an elevation of 1,157 feet and dominates the skyline as seen from U.S. Highways 64 and 220.

Leaving from the camp’s main lodge, we’ll climb one mile on a steep grade to the observation tower, which afford views in all directions. On a clear day, Pilot Mountain is visible. We’ll return two miles to the lodge via a gravel access road and a hiking trail along the lake. This hike will be led by Jim Plant, a PLC veteran and Randolph County resident who has helped with creating trails on Mt. Shepherd. For more information or to RSVP, email ldardanell@piedmontland.org. *Note: RSVP’s are not required for this PLC outing, but it always helps to have a head count to ensure we have enough staff and refreshments.


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