Harmony Budd
Harmony B


Hiking · Asheville, NC, United States
  • 3 hours
  • 1 - 10 people
  • Moderate
$50Per Group
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If you're visiting the Asheville area and want to know the ideal place to go that meets your needs and desires, I can help. I'm originally from Mitchell County and have lived in Asheville for 15 years. I've found all sorts of places on and off the beaten trail - some that are flat and well maintained while still packed with beautiful views, some that are steep and offer big payoffs at the top of a mountain. From Old Fort, Montreat, Black Mountain, Swannanoa to Brevard, Table Rock and beyond... plus everywhere in between. Let me know the features you want on your hike: Do you have anyone in your party with disabilities that would make most hiking difficult? There are still many trails in the area that are likely to accommodate them. On the other hand, if you're up for some pain with a huge payoff in the form of a mountain panorama as your reward I can get you there, too. Just let me know the ages and abilities of the people in your party. What general area will you be visiting, and how far of a drive do you want to your hiking destination? If you need to find something nearby because you only have a little time and want to get the most out of it while you're here, I can put together an awesome outing that you can complete in under 3 hours. Also let me know: Do you want a steep, moderate, or mostly flat hike? Do you want a trail that is mostly clear and well maintained, or are occasional puddles, roots, rocks and uneven footing okay? Do you prefer a shady hike under the tree canopy? Or are mountain balds with 360 degree panoramas more your style? Loop trail or bust? Or is an in and out okay? Got a love for hiking alongside rivers? Really want to see one or more waterfalls? Do you like seeing impressive natural features, like coves, caves, huge rock formations? Want a place to cool off in the water along the way? Or a swimming hole deep enough to jump into from 10+ feet above? Prefer quiet trails without many people? Or bustling trails with people of all ages and abilities? Don't like to share the trail with mountain bikers? You name it, there's a place that offers it, IF you know where to go!
The more notice the better, because in many cases I will begein doing research and taking photographs just for your customized guide when I get your order. I require at least 48 hours prior to the time you want to receive your Harmony Hiking Guide.
WNC native with decades of experience exploring the area - including abandoned roads and trails that aren't in any commercial hiking guide. I freelance professionally as a writer. My writing skill allows me to put together guides that clearly and succinctly give you exactly what you need to know to have a great time in these beautiful mountains, without getting lost, without wasting time, and without a doubt the most fun you can pack into the time you have!
  • Hiking itinerary customized for you with the features you select.
  • I'll give you detailed printed directions, large, clear, glossy up to date photographs of important landmarks along the way (parking places, where to turn, where to stop, etc.) as well as a detailed list of local attractions, great places to eat, and things to do along the way. Whether you're looking for shopping, food, or picture taking opportunities to upload to facebook, twitter, or instagram, I'll put together an awesome customized guide that will help you get the most out of your time here in Western North Carolina!
  • I can also come with you as a guide if you prefer... let me know what you're looking for!
  • Bring sturdy hiking gear - appropriately fitting shoes with good treats are a must. Layered clothing (it can get surprisingly cool at higher elevations under the tree canopy even in the spring and summer! Having a light layer that you can take off is a good idea!)
  • Plenty of water, a camelback is great for handsfree hiking.
  • Snacks like trail mix are a good idea for long hikes. Keeping your energy up can really help on the way back - especially if it's uphill!
The more you tell me about your likes and dislikes, the more I can customize your guide to fit your needs!
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
  • Day 1
    I will create your Harmony Hiking itinerary based on what you want to see and do! I can email you a pdf version, or meet your in person to hand deliver a printed version, or mail your printed version. All printed versions will come with a download link for future downloads as well.
  • Custom Harmony Hiking Guide


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