This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the historic establishment of our eastern National Forests and the land restoration progress made over the past century.
The long-range views are less obstructed without leaves on the trees, and the weather is just starting to warm up enough to enjoy hiking without the necessity of a winter jacket. Wear good shoes and bring plenty of water, rain protection (just in case), lunch, snacks and anything else you think you might need. Leave no trace: pack it in, pack it out.
PLEASE: NO DOGS for this group hike. We love pets, but this hike is for people, only. Thank you.
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For more information about Panthertown Valley or to learn about volunteer opportunities, conservation projects, and to learn how you can help protect this precious resource, please contact Jason Kimenker, Coordinator for the Friends of Panthertown at (828) 269-HIKE (4453), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.panthertown.org.
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Explanation of the legislative history of the Weeks Act, passed in 1911. The Weeks Act enabled the creation of the eastern national forests. The clip is a DVD extra from “The Greatest Good,” a documentary on the history of the U.S. Forest Service.