Thunderstruck Hike 2016

On Saturday, November 5th,  Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s AmeriCorps Outreach member Haley Smith and Drew Stevenson of Highland Brewing Company led the “For Love of Beer & Mountains” partnership hike to the summit of Blackrock Mountain in the Plott Balsams.

Along this route, hikers can glimpse views of Thunderstruck Ridge, the namesake of Highland Brewing Company’s Thunderstruck Coffee Porter. This year, views were somewhat limited by intense haze from the many forest fires burning across Western North Carolina, but it was still a beautiful day with wonderful people celebrating #beerandmountains!