Johnson Farm organizes day hike to Panthertown

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Historic Johnson Farm is teaming up with Gary Eblen of Diamond Brand Outdoors early next month for a hike in Panthertown.

Nicknamed 'the Yosemite of the East,' Panthertown Valley is home to sheer granite cliffs and domes, cascading waterfalls, valley floors, and rare high altitude bogs.

Interested participants should meet at the Pisgah Forest Ranger Station on Rte 276 in Brevard at 9 a.m. on November 6th.

Organizers ask that you wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring water and a lunch. A map, compass and trail snacks will be provided. The 4-6 mile hike is moderately difficult and is appropriate for those over 16. No pets are permitted.

Since the guided hike is limited to only 10 people, please make your reservation by calling Historic Johnson Farm at 828-891-6585 before November 2nd. The cost is $25 per hiker.

Contact Gary Eblen at if you would like to borrow a day pack or trekking poles.


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