The Annual Herding of the Goats Off Roan Mountain

Friday, August 30, 2013

Come help Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) close out the 6th annual Baa-tany Goat Project with a bang on September 11th. Volunteers will meet at Carvers Gap at 8:30 AM to receive herding instructions and participate in a safety meeting in preparation for the annual herding of the goats off of Roan Mountain. The group will then hike towards the goats at Engine Gap, and will lead the goats back to Carvers Gap where they will be taken off the mountain for the winter season. This can be a challenging task since volunteers will have to keep up with the goats while gaining significant elevation.

If you would like to volunteer please RSVP to Cheryl Fowler by calling 1-828-253-0095 ext. 209, or by emailing her at:

Volunteers are asked to bring a light lunch, drinking water, rain gear, warm clothing (if needed), good hiking shoes, sunscreen, and a camera. Well behaved/friendly dogs are allowed but it will be difficult to heard goats and watch your dog at the same time. This is considered to be a moderately strenuous hike, and is FREE for everyone.

Photo above by Brenda J. Wiley. 

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