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Join us as we explore our region.

Welcome to the Appalachian Highland Adventure Challenge! We invite you to embark on an exciting journey through the breathtaking landscapes of our region. Join fellow community members in walking or hiking to the iconic fire towers and scenic overlooks that dot our beautiful Appalachian terrain. This summer, let’s get outside, explore nature, and boost our fitness while creating lasting memories. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just looking for a new adventure, our challenge offers something for everyone. Lace up your hiking boots and take the first step towards an unforgettable summer of exploration and exercise!

What is the challenge?

We encourage our community to explore our region by hiking to six of our iconic spots.

Pinnacle Fire Tower, Unicoi, TN (4.9 miles to tower)

Meadow Creek Fire Tower, Greeneville, TN (4.7 Mile loop from Houston Valley Campgrounds)

Rich Mountain Fire Tower, near Hot Springs, NC (5 miles)

Bays Mountain Fire Tower, Kingsport, TN (4 miles)

Kettlefoot Fire Tower, Johnson County, TN (4.5 miles)

Buffalo Mt. White Rock Overlook, Johnson City, TN (5.1 miles)

Sponsored by Up & At ‘Em Inc.

 

What you will receive?

Appalachian Highland Adventure Challenge

Level #1  – Passport & Completion Stickers $15

Level #2 – Passport, Completion Stickers & T-shirt $30

Level #3 – Passport, Completion Stickers, T-shirt, Flag & Finisher’s Medal $50

How long do I have to complete?

You need to hike to each location by November 2, 2024.

How do I submit my proof of completion?

We request that you either e-mail us (info@thegoosechase.org) or tag us on social media (#TheGooseChase & #AHAC) a photo of you from that location. Please include in the photo a sign, the fire tower or the overlook view in your photo.  Also, please include the location in your description.

Hike Directions

Passports will provide basic information to each location.

Appalachian Highland Adventure Challenge Registration

Three levels of engagement

Level #1  – Passport & Completion Stickers $15

Level #2 – Passport, Completion Stickers & T-shirt $30

Level #3 – Passport, Completion Stickers, T-shirt, Flag & Finisher’s Medal $50

Youth Medium – 3X T-shirts available in both Level #2 & #3.

*To guarantee shirt and requested size, please register by October 15.   

How do I receive my items?

We will be shipping items to you.  If you would prefer a local pickup, please use promo code Local to save on the shipping and handling fee.

Completion medals will be available for pickup at Haunted Half Marathon &/or The S’mores Run in Johnson City.

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