Visit Roan Mountain

Published 8:40 am Thursday, December 19, 2019

Saturday, Dec. 21

Tree Cookie Canvas — 2 p.m. — Tree Cookie Canvas! Join Ranger Holland (who still can’t color inside the lines) as we express our artistic side using a natural canvas. Tree cookie discs and other supplies will be provided and participants will be able to take home the painting made during the program. We will meet at the Visitor Center prior to going to the program area.

Sunday, Dec. 22

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Fire Craft — 2 p.m. — Join Ranger Holland as we learn various methods of firelighting without matches. Instruction will include traditional flint and steel, modern ferro rod, burning lens and fire from batteries. Friction fire will be demonstrated using the bow drill method if time permits. Meet at the cabin area campfire circle. Program Cost: Free.

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020

First Day Hike at Roan Mountain — 9 a.m.—- Join Ranger Holland as we celebrate the New Year with a hike to Round Bald. We will meet at the visitor center and then travel to Carver’s Gap to begin our hike on the A.T. to  Round Bald. Hiking conditions will vary from moderate to strenuous and participants are advised to wear proper clothing and footwear suited for windy and cold outdoor conditions. Preregistration  is required for this free event.