Sunrise/WNC Arboretum/Farmers Market Field Trip

 Thursday, August 18, 2016 How about another three-part trip (Sunrise, WNC Arboretum, Farmers Market) that anyone and everyone can attend all or part of the trip?


Forecast: Hot and fair with another full moon. There will be threatening weather earlier in the week so maybe we can get a few clouds or early fog. Sunrise will be at 6:22 am


First group - Meet at 5:00am(new start time!) at the Bi-Lo shopping center on Hwy 64 and 280 at the entrance to Pisgah Forest and park on the south side facing Pizza Hut. Continue on Hwy 276 through Pisgah Forest to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Turn right to the first overlook.  Shoot until 7:30 am then drive north on parkway to the Pisgah Lodge.  We can have coffee here and shoot around the lodge until around 8:30 am and then continue north on the parkway to Brevard Road.   Exit left and drive to the Asheville Outlet Mall, 800 Brevard Road, Asheville.   We can park behind McDonalds at the blue emergency light.


Second group - Meet at 9:00 am.  We can carpool here with 3/ 4 per car.  Arboretum parking is $12.00 a car load, there is no admission fee. Turn left out of the Asheville Outlet Mall onto Brevard Road. Go to the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance and then turn right into the WNC Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmstead Way, Asheville. We should arrive around 9:30 am and shoot until around 12:30 to 1:00 pm.  Leave Arboretum through gate and turn left twice onto Brevard Road.  Drive to the Moose Cafe, 570 Brevard Road for lunch. This is a 4 star rated restaurant.


Third group - Meet us at (time TBA)  next door to the cafe at the Western Carolina Farmers Market. This should be a fun time of year with a lot of things going on.  We can shoot here until around 3 to 3:30 pm, returning anyone parked at the mall to their car.  Anyone leaving their car at Bi-Lo, I will take them back.


RSVP Mike Merrill at [email protected]