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Calendar of Events

Friends of Panthertown
2019 Calendar of Events

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** WEATHER UPDATE ** Due to expected heavy rains and wind, we have rescheduled our Saturday, October 26 work day hike to Monday, October 28.



Volunteer with us on the trails in Panthertown Valley this season.

Next volunteer trail work opportunities (9am – 2pm):
RSVP Appreciated
 Saturday, October 26 (Salt Rock Gap Trailhead)
RESCHEDULED for Monday, October 28
Sunday, November 10 (Rattle Snake Knob Trailhead)
Tuesday, November 19 (Salt Rock Gap Trailhead)

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Friday, November 29, 2019 Black Friday
Member Hike to Blackrock Overlook led by Mike Kettles
Meet at Salt Rock Gap trailhead
9:30am (RSVP required)


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Saturday, March 30, 2019
Panthertown Spring Hike & Trail Work Day

9:30am – 2:30pm Everyone is welcome! No experience is necessary. Tools are provided. RSVP is recommended.



Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Spring Wildflower Walk with Adam Bigelow
Meet at Salt Rock Gap Trailhead
9:30am (RSVP required) $40



Saturday, April 27, 2019
Greening Up The Mountains Festival
Bridge Park, Downtown Sylva



Saturday, May 4, 2019
Member Hike:Spring Wildflowers with Dan Pittillo
Meet at Salt Rock Gap Trailhead
9:30am (RSVP required)


Highland Hiker


Sunday, May 5, 2019
Wilderness Falls Trail Work Day with Highland Hiker
Everyone is welcome! Tools and safety gear are provided. RSVP is recommended.



Thursday, May 9, 2019
Mac’s Gap Trail Work Day
11:00am – 3:00pm
Everyone is welcome! Tools and safety gear are provided. RSVP is recommended.



Saturday, May 11, 2019
Member Hike: Elbow Falls with Mike Kettles
Meet at Could Mountain Gap Trailhead
9:30am (RSVP required)



Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hook, Line & Drinker Festival
Bridge Park, Downtown Sylva



Friday, May 24, 2019
Greenland Creek Falls Trail Work
Everyone is welcome! Tools and safety gear are provided.
RSVP is recommended.



Saturday,  June 1, 2019
National Trails Day in Panthertown

Celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, with a guided hike into Panthertown Valley. On Saturday June 1, Friends of Panthertown will be celebrating National Trails Day in Panthertown Valley with informal guided hikes led from the Salt Rock Gap and Cold Mountain Gap trailheads.



Thursday, June 27, 2019
Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown


Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 2pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.

RSVP is recommended.



Saturday, July 6, 2019

Member Hike: Blackrock & Overlook with Marcia Shawler
Meet at Salt Rock Gap Trailhead
9:30am (RSVP required)



Monday, July 8, 2019
Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 1pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.

RSVP is recommended.



Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 1pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.

RSVP is recommended.



Saturday, July 20, 2019
Panthertown Benefit Featuring Pete Ripmaster



Saturday, August 3, 2019

Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 2pm. Meet at Cold Mountain Gap.

RSVP is recommended.



Friday, August 9, 2019
Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday
Friends of Panthertown
Free Leave No Trace Presentation, Games & Activities
Albert Carlton-Cashiers
Community Library
10:30am Kids of all ages
3:00pm Teens and adults
All ages welcome.



Tuesday, August 13

Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 2pm. Meet at Cold Mountain Gap.

RSVP is recommended.


We love our volunteers! Thanks for helping us protect and maintain this special place. We couldn’t do it without our awesome volunteers.



Friday, August 16, 2019
Member Hike: Tranquility Point & Schoolhouse Falls with Wynette Wiles
Meet at Cold Mountain Gap Trailhead (R/T Distance: 3.75 miles)
9:30am (RSVP required)



Monday, August 26, 2019

Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 1pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.

RSVP is recommended.



Saturday, August 31, 2019
Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 1pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.

RSVP is recommended.




Friday, September 6, 2019

Friends of Panthertown hosts Bill Jacobs
“Whence These Special Places? The Geology of Cashiers, Highlands & Panthertown Valley”
Book Release and Presentation with Q&A
Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library
6:30pm – 8pm Free Admission

Bill Jacobs event is September 6


Monday, September 9, 2019
Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 1pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.

RSVP is recommended.



Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Trail Work & Hike in Panthertown

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 2pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.

RSVP is recommended.



Saturday, September 28, 2019

National Public Lands Day

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 2pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.



Monday, September 30, 2019

Big Green Trail Work with Carolina Climbers Coalition

Everyone is welcome. No previous trail work experience is necessary.

We will be doing trail corridor clearing and trail tread / drainage work while hiking in Panthertown.

Trail tools, hard hats, gloves, and safety glasses are provided. Bring water and a lunch. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes / boots.

9am – 2pm. Meet at Salt Rock Gap.

RSVP is recommended.



Saturday, October 19, 2019
Member Hike to Little Green Mountain led by Mike English



Friends of Panthertown
Trail Work Days

Need more information about volunteering? Click here.

The trails in Panthertown always need a little maintaining to keep them clear for visitors to the Valley. We sure could use your help because there’s lots to do! So grab your work gloves, lace up your hiking boots, and join us at one of the upcoming public Friends of Panthertown trail work days.

Friends of Panthertown Volunteers
Friends of Panthertown Volunteers

For more information on volunteering or to receive updates on our forest stewardship projects, please send an e-mail to friends@panthertown.org with your interests. We will give you all the details you need to join us on the trails.

If you have a group or organization that would like to work on trails as a service project or to Adopt-A-Trail, please give us a call at (828) 269-HIKE (4453) or send an e-mail, we can arrange a special day in Panthertown for your group.


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Friends of Panthertown

Contact Information:
Friends of Panthertown, Inc.
P.O. Box 51
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-269-HIKE (4453)
Email: friends@panthertown.org
Website: www.panthertown.org

“Protecting and maintaining Panthertown Valley”