The Black Mountain Parks and Recreation Department has announced the return of the Cabin Fever Defeater winter activity series for January and February.
“In its sophomore year, the Cabin Fever Defeater series hopes to bring people of all ages outdoors again this winter season,” the department said in a statement.
The 2022 series plans to offer hikes of varying difficulty, indoor climbing and shoreline cleanups around city parks and greenways. Registration for the hike and cleanup is free and $ 12 for climbing.
The full program is as follows:
- January 5: shoreline cleanup at Riverwalk Park
- January 7: Hike to Rumbling Bald
- January 12: Indoor climbing
- January 14: hike to High Windy
- January 19: shoreline cleanup at Flat Creek Greenway
- January 21: Hike to Ridgecrest
- January 26: Indoor climbing
- January 29: High at Rocky Knob in Christmount
- February 2: shoreline cleanup at Veterans Park
- February 5: Hike to Bald Knob
Taking into account the possible winter conditions of the trails, the recreation department will provide hikers with shoe crampons if necessary. Also unique to this second year, the series will feature two weekend hikes.
In an effort to fight COVID-19, the department says it will limit group sizes to 15 or fewer participants and encourage social distancing. Registration will be required for each program, and participants will be required to take a brief COVID-19 screening.
Registration for each program has been open since December 6. For more information or to register, visit bmrp.recdesk.com/Community/Program or call 828-669-2052.