CAROLINA MOUNTAIN CLUB INCORPORATED

Cause Area

  • Environment
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

PO BOX 68ASHEVILLE, NC 28802 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Carolina Mountain Club is to encourage and support hiking in the Western North Carolina Mountains. We fulfill our mission by: • Leading hikes and welcoming all who are capable of participating • Building and maintaining trails, especially the sections of the Appalachian Trail and Mountains to Sea Trail for which we have accepted responsibility • Working with public and private partners to conserve our natural heritage.

Description

Carolina Mountain Club, established in 1923, is the oldest Hiking and Trail Maintaining organization in the South.

Founded in 1923 Celebrating 100 years in 2023

Member-run organization. No paid staff

Over 1000 members

Lead over 200 hikes/year

Maintain over 440 miles of trail including 150 miles of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and 95 miles of the Appalachian Trail (CMC also maintains the 10 AT shelters included in this 95 mile section). Trail crews work every day of the week except Sundays.

Dr. Gaillard S. Tennent was the club’s first president. Tennent Mountain in Pisgah National Forest is named for him.

George Masa, Japanese photographer and advocate for Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Trail, was an important early member. Masa Knob in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is named for him.

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