Build a Woodland Creature Home, Hear the Legend of Tom Dooley or Vista-View with Mt. Jefferson Programs

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Mt. Jefferson August Programs

 

Trees and Tee’s “Paint your own Tee- Shirt at Noon”

Saturday, August 4th Meet at picnic 2:00 pm 

Make your very own shirt design using leaves and fabric medium.

Designed for Kids 6-14. Children will create t-shirt designs using natural materials (leaves) and fabric paints. Tee shirt will be provided as long as supplies last! #922

 

Mini-Woodland Creature House Building

Sunday, August 5th Meet at Picnic area at 2:00 PM (for all ages)

Come up on the mountain and use your imagination and natural materials to build woodland creature house. Each person or family will build a small house for an imaginary small creature.   #922

 

Mount Jefferson Nature Hike

Saturday, August 11th Meet at Picnic Area 11:00 am

Hike with a park ranger and discover the natural world of Mt. Jefferson. We will walk       along the ridgeline and view the distant peaks as we explore this mountain’s natural       beauty.  Please wear sturdy shoes for this hike of discovery. #921

 

The Legend of Tom Dooley 

Saturday, August 11th Meet at 2nd Overlook 2:00 pm

Join a Western North Carolina native as he relives the last days of the North Carolina legend, Tom Dooley. Did Tom Dooley murder Laura Foster in the Shadows of the Blue Ridge? #921

 

Back Yard Pharmacy

Sunday, August 12th Meet at Picnic Area at 2:00 PM

Learn about the history of Appalachian medicine as a Park Ranger guides you on a 1- Mile hike and identifies many medicinal plants and their uses.

Wear appropriate shoes #925

 

Vista Viewing

Sunday, August 12th Meet at the 2nd Overlook 10:00 am

Enjoy a view of three states while learning the oral tradition associated with Mount Jefferson and its surrounding mountains. 

This program is weather dependent. #921

 

Mini-Woodland Creature House Building

Sunday, August 18th Meet at Picnic area at 2:00 PM (Fun for all ages)

Come up on the mountain and use your imagination and natural materials to build woodland creature house. Each person or family will build a small house for an imaginary small creature.  #922

 

Trees And Tee’s “Paint your own Tee- Shirt at Noon”

Saturday, August 19th Meet at picnic 2:00 pm 

Make your very own shirt design using leaves and fabric medium.

Designed for Kids 6-10 Children will create t-shirt designs using natural materials (leaves) and fabric paints. Tee shirt will be provided as long as supplies last! #922

 

Mt. Jefferson Geology Hike

Saturday, August 25th, Meet at Picnic Shelter 2:00 PM

Mount Jefferson stands today at 4683 feet above sea level. Was this mountain once 15,000 feet high? Have there ever been any major rockslides on this metamorphic mountain? What is Amphibolite anyway? Meet a ranger for a 1-mile hike and explore some of the geological mysteries that make this mountain’s geology rock! Bring a jacket, and wear sturdy shoes.  #921

 

Vista Viewing

Saturday, August 25th, Meet at the 2nd Overlook 3:30 pm

Enjoy a view of three states while learning the stories and traditions associated with Mount Jefferson and its surrounding mountains. 

This program is weather dependent. #921

 

Vista Viewing

Sunday, August 26th, Meet at the 2nd Overlook 12:30 pm

Enjoy a view of three states while learning the stories and traditions associated with Mount Jefferson and its surrounding mountains. 

This program is weather dependent. #921

 

Mount Jefferson Nature Hike

Sunday, August 26th Meet at Picnic Area 2:00 pm

Hike with a park ranger and discover the natural world of Mt. Jefferson. We will walk along the ridgeline and view the distant peaks as we explore this mountain’s natural beauty.  Please wear sturdy shoes for this hike of discovery. #925

 

FULL MOON Night Hike to Luther Rock

Friday, August 31th, Meet at park Office, 8:00 pm

Are you looking for an adventure after dark? Come on up to Mt. Jefferson for a breathtaking hike at night. Meet the park ranger for a 1mile hike along the ridgeline out to Luther Rock. Bring a small flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Parts of this hike are considered strenuous and hiking at night can be physically challenging. This program is designed for adults with good basic hiking skill. Children over 7 are welcome but must be closely supervised. Call 336-246-9653 to sign up or email Mount.Jefferson@ncdenr.gov.    

 

For more information, call 336-246-9653.

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