Wilderness Falls Trail Reroute Work Day

Weather Update: Due to expected heavy rains, the trail work day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 9 with a follow-up work day on Saturday, April 27.

Volunteers will help reroute Wilderness Falls Trail
Volunteers will help reroute Wilderness Falls Trail
Spring has almost arrived here in Panthertown and the trails have seen more use this winter than ever before. The first springtime volunteer opportunity in Panthertown Valley is coming up on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Friends of Panthertown volunteers will be working on re-routing the middle section of the popular Wilderness Falls Trail to make for easier and safer access to the waterfall below. We are happy to report that staff from the U.S. Forest Service Nanthala National Forest district are expected to be on hand to help us with the new trail construction, to answer questions about Panthertown Valley, and to share their extensive knowledge on trail building techniques. Our trail crew leaders always enjoy working side-by-side with our forest stewardship partners!

Wilderness Falls
Re-routing a .25 mile section of the Wilderness Falls Trail will provide for safer access to this very popular waterfall.

Volunteers should meet at the Salt Rock Gap trailhead at the end of Breedlove Road in Cashiers, NC at 9:30AM. Trail tools and instructions will be provided and new volunteers are always welcome. There will be spring wildflowers starting to bloom and a great opportunity to enjoy Panthertown with other friends! We expect to hike less than 3 miles on easy to moderate trails and be done by 3PM. Trail volunteers are asked to pack a lunch, bring plenty of water, wear good shoes, and bring a pair of work gloves and pruners if you have them (we’ll also have some to loan out).

REIREI Asheville is a sponsor of the ongoing Panthertown Valley Stewardship Project. All volunteers will receive goodies from REI and everyone in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some great REI hiking and camping gear.

For more information call (828) 269-4453 or visit www.panthertown.org.
You may also RSVP or send any questions to friends@panthertown.org.

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You may RSVP for our April 9 Trail Work Day at our Facebook event page.

Friends of PanthertownVisit 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.

Related Post:
Panthertown Trails Project Comments Requested by USFS (July 11, 2012)

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