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Hike with Foothills Humane Society! CANCELED
December 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Green River Game Lands, Green River Cove trail
Time: 10:00 a.m.
7-miles, moderate; trail type-out and back; elevation change, just over 400′
*DUE TO THE WEATHER OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS, AND THE FORECAST TOMORROW, THE HIKE IS CANCELED.
Thank you to the volunteers that signed up to walk dogs! Please look forward to another hike this spring!
Hikers, and their dogs, are invited to join Conserving Carolina and the Foothills Humane Society (FHS) on Saturday, December 10th for a 7-mile hike along the Green River Cove trail in the Green River Game Lands. Conserving Carolina’s Southeast Stewardship Manager, Pam Torlina, will lead the hike from the trail head off of Green River Cove Road.
This is a great opportunity to give a shelter dog a break from the shelter and allow them to enjoy a nice, socializing walk in the woods. There is a limit to the number of dogs that can come from the shelter, so if you’re interested in walking a dog, please contact Paula Drake, Volunteer Coordinator for FHS by Wednesday, November 23rd to arrange a time for training orientation, pairing with the appropriate dog, and to sign a volunteer waiver. Paula can be reached at, [email protected]. Participants may also bring their own dog on the hike so long as they are kept on leash and do not have any nose-to-nose meetings with the shelter dogs.
The 7-mile moderate hike is 3.5-miles out and 3.5-miles back and begins with a gradual incline along a steep bank, but then levels out as the trail parallels the Green River. There are a few ups and downs along the trail, but the elevation change over the entire length of the hike is no more than just over 400 feet. There are several stream crossings along the trail and the trail terminates just below the Narrows…with no view of the Narrows, but beautiful views of the river.
Pre-registration is mandatory, and space is limited to 20 participants. RSVP below.
Hikers will meet at the trailhead by 10:00 a.m. to sign in, get paired with a dog, and begin the walk. There is parking across the street from the trailhead, south of Green River Cove Rd. and east of the Green River, and there is parking on the north side of Green River Cove Road, west of the Green River. We would like FHS to have a parking spot across from the trailhead, if possible, for ease and safety getting the dogs out and to their walkers. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the late afternoon.
Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water (don’t forget snacks for your pooch!).
In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina by email at: [email protected] by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the hike and/or check the Conserving Carolina website ‘calendar’ and/or Facebook page to see if the hike will take place. Please also remember to bring any medication that you may need in the event of an emergency (ie: epinephrine, nitroglycerine, insulin, etc.). Hike leader will carry a first aid kit; however, it may not contain specific medication for your individual needs.
Before each hike, you will be asked to sign a waiver form. For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience.
For more information contact Pam Torlina by email at: [email protected].