March 2019 Mt Jefferson State Natural Area Events

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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

(336) 246-9653

Climate Tower Hike

Rediscover your park today and hike with a ranger to the mountain summit 4683 feet above sea level. At the summit, we will examine the NC Climate Office data collection tower. This tower has a great story to tell. See for yourself the science of weather, and climate on the top of Mt. Jefferson.

Date of Event: Sun, 03/17/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Luther Rock Nature Hike

Meet the park ranger for a one-mile hike to Luther Rock amphibolite outcrop area. Come and explore some of the park’s most amazing views as you make your way along the mountain ridge.

Date of Event: Sat, 03/23/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Luther Rock Nature Hike

Meet the park ranger for a One-mile hike to Luther Rock amphibolite outcrop area. Come and explore some of the park’s most amazing views as you make your way along the mountain ridge.

Date of Event: Sun, 03/24/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Amazing Views

The distance between the mountain top and town below is about 500 meters or (1600ft). Either way it’s an amazing view on this mountain. Meet the ranger for driving tour of each of the three parking lot overlooks. We will discuss park and local history as we enjoy the “vast ocean of mountains”

Date of Event: Sat, 03/30/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: First Overlook

Luther Rock Nature Hike

Meet the park ranger for a One-mile hike to Luther Rock amphibolite outcrop area. Come and explore some of the park’s most amazing views as you make your way along the mountain ridgeline. Wear sturdy shoes.

Date of Event: Sun, 03/31/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: Picnic Area

Science Festival Stars and Stories

Meet at Sunset Overlook for a relaxing evening of night sky science and stories. Our evening will begin as the sun sets over Three Top and the mountains in our western horizon. This program will include hands-on activities, glow sticks, and an introduction to basic astronomy. Satellite viewing and a review of space science achievements will be a part of our starry evening. Join us for an hour of interesting fun space science and stories at Mt. Jefferson’s scenic overlooks.

Date of Event: Fri, 04/12/2019 – 8:00pm
Start Location: 1st Overlook “Sunset Overlook”

Spring Nature Hike

Meet the ranger for a Spring hike along a short easy section of the park’s newest trail. As we hike we will watch for signs of spring and then turn-around at an amphibolite/quarts rock outcrop. This will be a 1/2 mile hike total distance. Bring a jacket and closed-toe shoes.

Date of Event: Sat, 05/04/2019 – 2:00pm
Start Location: 2nd Overlook (Sunrise Overlook)