Hike with Conserving Carolina to Panthertown Valley

Published 11:05 pm Sunday, March 17, 2019

Join Conserving Carolina on Friday, March 22, for a 5.6 mile, moderate, loop hike in Panthertown Valley, located in the Nantahala National Forest, just west of Lake Toxaway. Hikers will enjoy a walk to view Schoolhouse and Greenland Creek Falls, as well as a trek to the top of Little Green Mountain which will offer beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Conserving Carolina’s southeast stewardship manager, Pam Torlina, will lead the hike. 

If you are interested in attending the hike on March 22, meet at the east end of the Columbus Plaza Shopping Center, 250 West Mills Street, in Columbus, NC (near Food Lion)at 8:30 a.m. to check in, arrange carpooling, and start the approximately 1.5 hour drive to the parking area. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina to make other meeting arrangements. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the mid-afternoon. 

For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.  

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In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina at 828-697-5777, ext. 300 or e-mail her at pam@conservingcarolina by 8:15 on the day of the hike and/or check the Conserving Carolina Facebook page to see if the hike will take place. For more information, go to conservingcarolina.org.

– Submitted by Pam Torlina