The leaves in Panthertown are particularly spectacular this autumn season, and the daytime temperatures in the valley are pleasantly warm. Join us this Saturday for a fun day in the woods while we maintain the Mac’s Gap trail in Panthertown Valley. Now is your best time to join us on the trails! This will be our last regularly scheduled trail work day of the season. Your next opportunity to volunteer on the trails won’t be until early next year. We hope to see you this weekend. R.S.V.P. on our Facebook event page.
Friends of Panthertown volunteers will meet at the Salt Rock Gap trail-head at 9:30 a.m. and the group will hike in to help maintain and prune nearby trails on the western portion of Panthertown Valley. Trail tools and instructions will be provide and new volunteers are always welcome.
Fall is the perfect time to join us in “the Yosemite of the East” for a fun day of giving back to this very special place we all enjoy. Trail volunteers are asked to pack a lunch, bring plenty of water, wear good shoes, and bring a pair of work gloves if you have them. We expect to hike less than 5 miles on easy to moderate trails and be finished by 3 p.m. We hope you will join us!Our volunteers come from throughout the region to enjoy a day in the backcountry working with other hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, scouts, equestrians, and nature lovers. We always welcome new volunteers. Tools are provided and our trail days are a great way to give back to Panthertown.
Our friends at REI Asheville have provided some nice incentives for volunteers who participate in our Panthertown Valley Stewardship Project work days. Earlier this year we received a $5,000 grant from REI in support of our efforts to conserve this outstanding natural resource while improving the quality and experience of recreational opportunities in Panthertown Valley. We hope that you will consider matching a portion of this grant with your generous membership donation. Every dollar we receive is used for the benefit of Panthertown Valley. We would appreciate your Friendship, join as a Friend of Panthertown today!
Visit our Calendar of Events for up to date information about special events and volunteer opportunities in Panthertown Valley. Learn more about giving back to Panthertown by becoming a member or by volunteering at one of our trail work days. Visit the Friends of Panthertown volunteer information page for more information about what to expect, what to bring and how you can help.