Hiking with Fr. Bill
Our August Caminamos con Dios Hike will be August 31 (gather at 8:45 a.m., with Eucharist/Hike beginning at 9:00 a.m.) at Pink Beds. Diane and I will be hiking in the Alps in Switzerland, so Rich Kuntz will serve as the Celebrant for the Eucharist. We will walk the shortened version of the trail, approximately 3.1 miles, mostly flat. We will end with Eucharist at the picnic grounds at approximately noon, followed by lunch. Hiking shoes or boots are recommended (if it has been raining recently, Pink Beds can be muddy, and that should be considered in selecting footwear), and hikers should bring at least a liter of water; also recommended: sunscreen, raincoat, hat, and a post-Eucharist lunch. No advance registration needed. Each hiker accepts personal liability in case of injury or illness. Directions: At the intersection of US highways 276 and 64, turn west on US 276 west (follow signs for Pisgah National Forest). Proceed on 276 for 11.4 to the Pink Beds Picnic Area, just past the Forest Discovery Center on the right. From Blue Ridge Parkway, go east on US 276 4 miles and turn left.