Several people have emailed and called with questions about the Xtreme Roan Adventures. That tells me that there are probably a lot more questions out there that haven’t been asked yet. Here are some of the questions that have been asked: (Click her to listen to some more Questions and Answers on Roan Mountain Radio.com #015.)
Questions from New Adventurers:
Do we have to pay for each hike?
No. The Friday evening Adventures are free to everybody. All of the Saturday Adventures are included in the $4.00 fee. This lets you to choose your Adventure and talk with the leader to be sure that the Adventurer is right for you.
Do we have to decide which hike when we sign up?
No. The Adventure leaders will be available to answer your questions before each hike. They will be holding signs to help identify your Adventure. If you have any questions or concerns about how difficult or wet or Xtreme the Adventure will be, this is your chance to ask the leader. If it doesn’t sound like what you are looking for, then go ask about another Adventure. We want this to be an enjoyable learning and fun outdoors Adventure for everybody.
Do I (mother) have to go with them on the hikes?
Yes. A responsible adult must accompany the kids. The leaders will be teaching and exploring and leading the group. They will not be able to watch all the kids at all times.
Awesome Xtreme Roan Adventures leaders, Jennifer and Jeremy Stout, share information about the 100-Inch Hike and the Geology of Roan Mountain Adventures that are two of the 23 Adventures coming July 26 & 27, 2013 at Roan Mountain State Park.
One question was emailed to us asking “What is the 100-Inch Hike?” Jennifer Stout is the Adventure Leader for that activity. She explains that it is a way to help young Adventurers “see small things in a big way.” Have a listen: http://www.roanmountainradio.com/
Another exciting Xtreme Roan Adventure: Geology of Roan Mountain will be lead by Jeremy Stout. Listen as he describes the Geology Hike as more than just rocks. This is going to be an Adventure of discovery. (Be sure to listen to all of Jeremy’s recommendations and his “guarantee.” http://www.roanmountainradio.com/
Pass this along to a friend. Adventures like these are meant to be shared!
Go here to see the awesome schedule of twenty-three Adventues to choose from: XRA Schedule.
Join us on Saturday, February 16, for the 6th Annual Friends of Roan Mountain Winter Naturalists' Rally.
Start the morning by the fireplace in the Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center.
Some of our favorite research biologists will be speaking:
• Xtreme Roan Adventures leader, Nora Schubert, will discuss her research on the golden-winged warbler on the mountain.
• Famous goatherd, Jamey Donaldson, will bring us up to date on the Baatay Goat Project and his new research on the extremely rare green alder balds of Roan Mountain.
Then your choice of hikes in the afternoon. Including another XRA favorite: Marty Silver, leading an animal tracking hike along the Doe River.
A good day to get out of the cabin and on the mountain. Share the Adventure with friends.
Here are two great ideas for a Roan Mountain Christmas:
The Baa-iley the Goat book would bake a great Christmas gift for a little Adventurer. This book helps to support the Baa-tany Goat Project. The Baa-tany Goat Project is the effort to preserve and restore the Grassy Balds by using Angora goats in the summer to stop the invasive blackberries from taking over.
For more Adventure, this is the best book on all of Roan Mountain. Jennifer Bauer's Roan Mountain: History of an Appalachian Treasure is the most complete book on the Roan. She has been actively studying and writing about the Roan since she was a little girl. This is a great resource for any Adventurer.
Get your copy at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor's Center Gift Shop (423) 772-3303