The Nantahala Hiking Club will take the last of the group’s challenge hikes on Nov. 9 from Blue Ridge Gap to Deep Gap. The excursion is a strenuous 10-mile hike with elevation changes of 3,200 and 1,900 feet. The hiking group splits in half, each starting at either end, meeting mid-hike to exchange car keys to eliminate car shuttle. Meet at Westgate Plaza in Franklin at 8:30 a.m. Drive 10 miles round trip. Call leaders Bill and Sharon Van Horn, 369-1983, for reservations. Visitors welcome, but no pets please.