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Musical Feast: Blue Ridge Bounty
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm$90
A Spring Mountain Stroll, a bit of Blue Ridge History and a Sumptuous Dinner
Come to Jump Cove for a spring mountain stroll in the woods, a fascinating history lesson about the Blue Ridge Parkway – “America’s Most Scenic Highway” – and enjoy appetizers and dinner at Gary and BA Schenk’s lovely mountain home.
If you’d like to hike, arrive at 3:30 pm for a short one-and-a-half-mile hike on trails the Schenks have built through their mountain acreage. Or relax on the patio with a drink and enjoy the gardens while others hike. (Interestingly, this area is rumored to have been inhabited by moonshiners during Prohibition. The springs still abound and rusty drums and spring boxes still lie in the woods, reminders of that rebellious time.)
After the hike, appetizers and drinks will be served on the beautiful, streamside patio. Here on a property that backs up to the Blue Ridge Parkway you will sit surrounded by extensive gardens and rock walls put in by Gary and BA. And here, fittingly, George Luther will present a short talk on the history of the Parkway, its development, and all that it has to offer.
George was an Interpretive Park Ranger with the National Park Service for eleven years. Now a resident of Asheville, he worked in national parks all over the country, has been an instructor with Outward Bound and is currently employed with the North Carolina Outward Bound Program. George now operates his own Back Country Guided Hiking Service focusing on hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
If you prefer to skip the hike, come at 5:00 pm and enjoy the food, drink and Parkway lore. Dinner will be an array of delectable treats prepared by your hosts. Join fellow Feasters for an afternoon/evening filled with information, natural beauty, and delicious food. It will be an event you won’t want to miss!