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REI Asheville offers Hike to Health participants and others a special program

REI Asheville is offering a great program for all of our hikers in October. The program is excellent for all levels of hikers. Hikers who can't make Hike to Health are also welcome. The program is called the Beginner’s Guide to Hiking Basics.  Registration is required and you can register here: http://www.rei.com/event/30440/session/37945/ The program is on Wednesday, October 12, at 7 p.m. This class will go over the basics of hiking, understanding trail descriptions, choosing a trail, tips on gear and cold weather hiking, what to bring, local hiking clubs, hiking resources and more.

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Last day to register for Hike to Health

Today is the last day to register for Hike to health at Chimney Rock. Call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) to register.

Here is what you get:
  • One of our famous long-sleeve Hike to Health T-shirts
  • Registration includes admission to the park all day. Click here to see what else you can do there.
  • If you pay an extra $5 at the day of the hike at the ticket counter, you’ll get an unlimited visits for a year pass. That’s a total of $20.
  • Children 6-15 years are $5 to register. Children under 6 years of age are free, but still must be registered.
  • You get 20% off at the Old Rock Cafe that day.
  • There will also be other giveaways that day.
Here is what the hikes are like:
  • Great Woodland Adventure – .6 mile guided trail which includes 12 discovery stations for kids and the kids-at-heart
  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail – leisurely .75 mile hike to the base of the 404 ft. tall Hickory Nut Falls (one of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River) (1.5 total round trip hike)
  • Four Seasons Trail – moderate to strenuous trail which starts at the meadows parking area and runs all the way to the top of the mountain (with access to Hickory Nut Falls) – Four Seasons Trail alone is .6 miles, once it connects to Hickory Nut Falls Trail this adds on an additional .5 miles, making for a total round trip of approximately 2.2 miles
  • Click here to view a Chimney Rock trail map for more information.
Here are our sponsors: We would like to extend a special thank you to our Hike to Health sponsors, volunteers and the staff of Chimney Rock for helping to make this event possible.

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Hike to Health :: Wednesday is last day to register

Wednesday is the last day to register for Hike to Health. If you are planning on doing the hike, make sure and register as soon as possible the hike fills up quickly. Remember that with registration you get :
  • One of our famous long-sleeve Hike to Health T-shirts
  • Registration includes admission to the park all day. Click here to see what else you can do there.
  • If you pay an extra $5 at the day of the hike at the ticket counter, you’ll get an unlimited visits for a year pass. That’s a total of $20.
  • Children 6-15 years are $5 to register. Children under 6 years of age are free, but still must be registered.
  • You get 20% off at the Old Rock Cafe that day.
  • There will also be other giveaways that day.
Register for the hike at 1-866-790-WELL (9355) Click here for details about the hike. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Lighten Up 4 Life Summer Challenge 2011

Congratulations to the FAB FOUR of Pardee Hospital for winning the Summer Challenge 2011! They lost 3.63% of weight and 26.5lbs. Great work ladies!!! Lighten Up 4 Life Winners! Top – Karen Morris, Cathy Jenkins Bottom – Angel Lindsey, Evelyn Davis

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LightenUp4Life

Pardee Hospital is pleased to congratulate the winners of Lighten Up 4 Life. The Fab Four of Pardee Hospital were the over all winners of losing 26.5 lbs! The over all winner was Cindy Hagat from Pardee Hospital who lost 13lbs! To see all the ranks for the Lighten Up 4 Life teams visit the website. Just a reminder that the new mobile app has launched for smart phones. Make sure to check it out. It came just in time for the new round of weight lose groups to sign up! Get a group together or make the commitement to yourself and sign up today for the newest challenge! Smart Phone App Sign Up!

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