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Knot Crazy: Basic Knots with Clyde Carter

Knot Crazy: Basic Knots with Clyde Carter

This two-hour workshop will focus on basic knots used in the application of outdoor pursuits. The goal will be to learn how to choose the appropriate knot for the situation at hand and to know how to tie it efficiently. Selected knots will be based on the interest and experience of the participants. Meet at 4703 Island Ford Rd., Brevard, NC Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
Safety in the Outdoors

Safety in the Outdoors

This workshop will introduce a risk assessment and safety management model. Then that model will be applied as we investigate the most common dangers and hazards in the backcountry and explore steps to mitigate those risks. Topics will include: encounters with wildlife (snakes, bears, insects, etc.), lightning and weather related hazards, toxic plants, water crossings, sketchy humans, hazards in camp, sound decision-making, and more. Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
Outdoor “Thrival” Skills

Outdoor “Thrival” Skills

“Survival” skills have captured the imagination of many armchair adventurers, but do you know the actual skills needed not just to survive but to THRIVE in the outdoors? In this half day hands-on workshop we will focus on what you REALLY need to know. Topics will include the 10 Essentials, creating a shelter, finding and purifying water, fire building, signaling, navigating, and more. Don’t become a search and rescue statistic. Join us and become more responsible and self-sufficient in the outdoors. Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
Rocking and Rolling

Rocking and Rolling

Rocking and Rolling ​Gravel Cycling in Transylvania County Brevard/Transylvania County is justifiably renowned for its mountain biking and road cycling. But there’s a lesser known – yet equally superb – cycling activity that’s gaining popularity. Best of all, there’s no better place on the planet to try it than right here. The sport is gravel biking. You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers! Q&A Q&A: What is gravel biking? Think of gravel biking as a hybrid between mountain biking and road cycling. In most cases, gravel biking takes place on an unpaved road with bikes that are similar to road bikes, but with wider and/or treaded tires. Q&A Q&A: What’s the point? In a word: fun. Gravel bikes enable you to explore deep in the woods while riding on non-technical surfaces. So, in many respects, you get the benefits of mountain biking without the technical challenges of maneuvering around large rocks and roots. Q&A Q&A: Why is Transylvania County such a great place to gravel bike? Thanks to Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Recreational Forest, there are literally hundreds of miles of well-maintained gravel roads, often referred to as “Forest Service” or “FS” roads. The opportunities for deep exploration into pristine corners of our county are multiplied many times over when your mode of transportation is a gravel bike. Q&A Q&A: What kind of bike do I need? Thanks to the growing popularity of gravel biking, manufacturers offer a wide range of gravel-specific bikes featuring wider tires and a... Read More

The Firebird

This colorful program opens with Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko’s exciting Overture to the opera Taras Bulba. Featuring Hollywood film composer Erich Korngold’s soaring and melodic Violin Concerto, ballet music from Stravinksy’s Firebird, and Ravel’s whirling La Valse, expect to be moved by the drama of this... Read More
Rock Climbing 301: Single Pitch Lead Climbing

Rock Climbing 301: Single Pitch Lead Climbing

Course Description: This course focuses on single pitch lead climbing. Students should be able to top rope 5.7. This course is also available to climbing partners who learn to lead belay, without the climbing component. Curriculum or Topics Covered: lead climbing gear recommendations interpreting guide books and online beta lead belaying partner communication crag etiquette and “Leave No Trace” skills access to Pisgah Climbing School private forum and partner finder Duration: 2... Read More
Cabaret Boogie! Live Music at Pilot Cove Amphitheater

Cabaret Boogie! Live Music at Pilot Cove Amphitheater

6 PM – Doors 7 PM – Screaming Js https://www.facebook.com/screamingj 8:30 PM – Stevie Lee Combs https://www.facebook.com/shamanamericana 9 PM – Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands https://www.facebook.com/crystalbrightandthesilverhands A Micro-Fest Concert Series at Pilot Cove Amphitheater in Pisgah Forest – Brevard, NC 2nd SATURDAYS LIVE! Tickets to each event are now available, as well as Season Passes. This Open-Air Micro-Fest series goes down at Pilot Cove Amphitheater in Brevard, NC monthly from June through October. 2nd Saturdays Live concerts will feature three acts, each bringing their own brand of raw power to the beautiful 300-seat Amphitheater tucked into Pisgah Forest! Ecusta Brewing, food trucks, and craft vendors on site. Pilot Cove Amphitheater is an amazing place to experience live music, and you’ll want to be part of the magic! Enjoy your summer under the stars at Pilot... Read More
Assault on the Carolinas

Assault on the Carolinas

The 22nd Assault on the Carolinas is Saturday, April 2, 2022. This event right here in Brevard/Transylvania County, the Biking Capital of the South, attracts 1,000+ riders from all across the United States, Canada, and more! This is the sole fundraiser for Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest. The net proceeds are directed to nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly for our community. Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest thanks our riders, our volunteers and our many sponsors who make this ride one of the most anticipated and appreciated biking events each year. Many thanks to our full community who do so much to welcome the riders, both near and far. We invite you to come out Saturday morning, April 2, to cheer the riders on from downtown Brevard. The ride begins at 9:00 am from East Main Street. Early check-in day of for riders is 7:00 am – 8:30 am. More details can be found at the event... Read More
Llama Hike at Earthshine Lodge

Llama Hike at Earthshine Lodge

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind hike in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with our friendly llamas! Hikers will learn about our famous llamas’ interesting histories and how to safely handle the animals before heading out on a hike with gorgeous mountaintop views on our private trails. Each family/group gets 1 to 3 lovable llamas to share and there’s plenty of time for llama cuddles and, of course, llama selfies! This moderate hike is around 1 mile long and does require requires walking uphill on rocky and sometimes slippery terrain. This experience lasts approximately an hour and a... Read More
Llama Hike at Earthshine Lodge

Llama Hike at Earthshine Lodge

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind hike in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains with our friendly llamas! Hikers will learn about our famous llamas’ interesting histories and how to safely handle the animals before heading out on a hike with gorgeous mountaintop views on our private trails. Each family/group gets 1 to 3 lovable llamas to share and there’s plenty of time for llama cuddles and, of course, llama selfies! This moderate hike is around 1 mile long and does require requires walking uphill on rocky and sometimes slippery terrain. This experience lasts approximately an hour and a... Read More