CMLC’s Peter Barr enjoying the view from the summit at Bearwallow. Bearwallow is the destination for PAC’s joint hike with CMLC. (photo by Rick Shortt)
CMLC’s Peter Barr enjoying the view from the summit at Bearwallow. Bearwallow is the destination for PAC’s joint hike with CMLC. (photo by Rick Shortt)

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Pacolet Area Conservancy hike at Bearwallow moved to Nov. 8

Published 6:32pm Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Due to the weather on November 1, PAC’s fourth hike of the Fall Hiking Series, at Bearwallow has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 8.

The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) will host the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) for a joint hike between the two organizations on Friday, Nov. 8.

Join PAC and CMLC for a 2-mile, moderately strenuous, out and back hike at Bearwallow. CMLC’s Trails and Outreach Coordinator, Peter Barr, will lead the hike at the 81-acre CMLC protected property. A series of switchbacks lead hikers to the summit, a 537’ elevation gain. Although this is a short hike in distance, the 4,232’ summit features a nearly 360° view, perfect for enjoying the colors of autumn in the mountains.

If you are interested in attending the PAC/CMLC hike at Bearwallow, please contact the PAC office to sign up by phone at 828-859-5060 or e-mail,

Hikers can meet at either the Bi-Lo in Columbus at 8:30 a.m. to check in with PAC and start the approximately 45 minute drive to the trail head or at the CMLC parking lot at 847 Case Street in Hendersonville at 8:45 a.m. to check in with CMLC and start the approximately 30 minute drive to the trail head.

Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.  In case of inclement weather, please contact the PAC office by 8:15 a.m. on the day of the hike to see if the hike will take place.

If you cannot make this hike but would like to attend the next PAC hike, please visit PAC’s website,, or visit PAC’s Facebook page,, for information.  The next hike is scheduled for Nov. 15, to Catawba Falls at Pisgah National Forest (Appalachian District), where PAC will be hosted by the Foothills Conservancy for a 3.8-mile, moderate out and back hike to view the falls.

For more information about hikes offered by CMLC, please visit their website at

- article submitted by Pam Torlina

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