Spring Men's Hike
Depart Thursday, April 11 at 6:00am
Return: Sunday, April 14 at 5:00pm
“Authentic friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another:
'What! You too? I thought I was the only one who…’(fill in the blank)”.
On Thursday April 11th the Holy Cross men will set out for the mountains of North Carolina to rediscover their hearts for what is considered the very best of times for countless men who have dared to go. All men are invited to come on the adventure with us to renew old friendships and maybe, for the first time, make new authentic friendships with your Holy Cross “Band Of Brothers” that will last a lifetime.
Where are we hiking?
Pisgah National Forest, NC
Hike Format—we will have two teams:
Alpha Team (Base Camp Team): The Alpha Team will hike approximately 2 miles from the trailhead in to a remote campsite with fully loaded backpacks and set up a base camp for the weekend.
Friday and Saturday the Alpha Team will do moderately challenging day hikes of approximately 4-5 miles in length carrying day backpacks with lunch and water.
Praise, worship and spiritual teachings will happen around the campfire each night and spiritual teachings on the trail each day.
Omega Team (Thru Hike Team): The Omega team will hike approximately 5-7 miles each day with fully loaded backpacks setting up in a new campsite each night.
On Saturday afternoon the Omega Team will rendezvous with the Alpha Team at the Alpha campsite for a combined time of praise worship and teaching.
To Sign Up
Fill out and submit the online registration form (you will be required to create a login if you have not used the Holy Cross Church Life system before).
Pay the $40 Hike Fee online
Scholarships are available, please speak to Trevor Spencer (Trevor@holycross.net) or Kurtz Smith (email@example.com)
Once both these things are done, your registration will be confirmed and you will receive hike information via email about preparatory meeting dates, the book we'll be reading before leaving, necessary equipment, and logistics.
We recommend that you begin preparing your gear now. You can download the Gear Checklist to begin this process. Please answer the gear questions in this form. You do not need to own all of this equipment. Our gear guys will help you locate and borrow what you need.