Spend January hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail through Haywood County during a special series offered by Haywood County Recreation.
The first hike in the series — on Wednesday, Jan. 5 — will take Soco Gap to Howards Bridge, led by Kathy Odvody and Steve Szczepanski. A moderate hike of about 3.2 miles, it includes an elevation gain of less than 500 feet.
The series will also include a difficult 6-mile hike to Looking Glass Rock on Saturday, Jan. 22, led by Phyllis Woollen and Lisa Cook.
Throughout the series, hikers will learn about the beginnings of the trail, how it’s maintained, good day hikes and excursions that require backpacking.
Hikes cost $10. Call 828.452.6789 to register.