PAC hike at Crowders Mountain State Park rescheduled for Friday, March 14

Published 6:11pm Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Because of weather on March 7, the Pacolet Area Conservancy’s (PAC) second hike of the Spring Hiking Series at Crowders Mountain has been rescheduled for Friday, March 14.
Join PAC for a 4.9-mile moderate and strenuous hike “lollipop” hike along the Crowders and Rocktop trails at Crowders Mountain State Park. The hike offers beautiful views from the crest of Crowders Mountain as well as interesting geological formations.

A view from Crowders Mountain. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)
A view from Crowders Mountain. (photo submitted by Pam Torlina)

Those interested in attending the PAC hike at Crowders Mountain State Park, contact the PAC office at 828-859-5060 or e-mail landprotection@pacolet.org.
Hikers will meet at the Columbus Bi-Lo at 8:30 a.m. to check in and start the approximately 45-minute drive to the trailhead. 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 required. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area by 3 p.m., at the latest. In case of inclement weather, check PAC’s website, www.pacolet.org, or 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 future hikes, please visit PACs website www.pacolet.org /upcoming-events-hikes/, or go to PACs Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pacoletarea.conservancy for information on upcoming hikes. The next hike is scheduled for March 21 at Kanuga Conference Center.
Also, PAC invites the public to participate in a Hiking Challenge. Complete five PAC hikes this spring and receive a custom bumper sticker acknowledging your accomplishment!
PAC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) qualified conservation organization (land trust) that works with landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their land through voluntary conservation easements.  Conservation easements enable landowners to maintain ownership and management of their property, preserving precious natural resources (open lands, forests, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, farmland, stream banks, etc.), and potentially obtain significant federal, state, and local tax benefits. PAC’s mission is to protect and conserve our area’s natural resources with a vision of a community living and growing in harmony with our natural heritage and a goal to provide a legacy that will endure and be valued by generations to come.

– article submitted
by Pam Torlina

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