PAC kicks off spring hiking series Feb. 17

Published 4:40 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rainbow Falls in Jones Gap State Park. (photo by Pam Torlina)

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) will offer five Friday hikes this spring, starting Feb. 17.
PAC’s first hike will head to Peter’s Creek Heritage Trust Preserve for a 3.6-mile, easy to moderate hike on the preserve’s loop trail.
On March 2, hikers will head to Paris Mountain State Park for a 4-mile, moderate loop hike.  On March 16, hikers venture to Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve for a 5.5-mile moderate to strenuous, out-and-back hike to the South Pacolet River. On March 30, PAC offers a 5-mile, strenuous hike to Rainbow Falls in Jones Gap State Park, and on April 13 hikers are invited on a 6-mile, moderate to strenuous loop hike at the Green River Game Lands.
The final hike of the spring hiking series will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the PAC-protected Norman Wilder Forest. PAC Land Protection Specialist Pam Torlina will lead hikers on a 3.5-mile, moderate interpretive hike on the preserve, pointing out native flora and fauna of the season.
If you are interested in attending the PAC hikes this spring and would like more information, please contact the PAC office by phone at 828-859-5060 or by email at landprotection@pacolet.org. You can also find information on PAC’s website, www.pacolet.org, and on PAC’s Facebook page.
– article submitted by Pam Torlina