Every Monday, our GetHiking! hikers in Charlotte, the Triad and the Triangle receive our weekly enewsletter, including details on upcoming hikes, a report on the past week’s hikes, hiking tips and resources. Every Tuesday, we will recap information here in the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Blog. To get the enews delivered fresh to your computer every Monday, drop a line to joe@getgoingnc.com.

SONY DSCThis week, we switch to a new format for announcing hikes. Here in the enewsletter, we’ll give you the quick skinny on all upcoming hikes on the schedule. (And not just the GetHiking! Triangle hikes, but those in Charlotte and the Triad as well, hikes you might also be interested in.)

For more detailed information, click on the link and you’ll go to GetGoingNC.com, where a collection of our hikes will live. Miss a hike or your schedule conflicts with an upcoming trip? You should find the information you need to plan your own outing (though it probably won’t be as much fun).

Details on our December hikes may be found here.

knightbrown_streamWednesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. GetHiking! at Night, on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail along Falls Lake, North Raleigh. 4.5 miles, headlamp mandatory. Sign up here.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 1 p.m. GetHiking! on New Trail at the Horton Grove Nature Preserve (pictured, top), Northern Durham County. 3-8 miles. Sign up here.

Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. GetHiking! at the Knight Brown Nature Preserve (pictured, bottom), Rockingham County (north of the Triad). 3 miles. Sign up here.

Sunday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. GetHiking! with the Cookie Monster, Umstead State Park, Raleigh. 3 and 7.2 mile options. Sign up here (3 mile) or here (7.2 mile).

Our last adventure: Crashing Annie Wilkerson

OK, so when we got to the Annie Louise Wilkerson MD Nature preserve in North Raleigh for our planned 9:30 a.m. hike and the gate was closed (for another half hour, until the official opening), we did not storm the gate. Rather, some of us went down the road and picked up the Mountains-to-Sea Trail portion of this hike and others went to breakfast, then returned to walk off said breakfast.

No matter which route was taken, it was a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

For more on the topic of avoiding gate crashing, read on.

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