Hike with Foothills Humane Society
December 4 @ 11:15 am - 5:00 pmFree
Where: Green River Game Lands, Green River Cove trail
Meet: 3161 U.S. 176, Tryon, NC (the old Felburn Nature Library), at 11:15 a.m.
7-miles, moderate; trail type-out and back
Hikers, and their dogs, are invited to join Conserving Carolina and the Foothills Humane Society (FHS) on Saturday, December 4 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 Stephanie Aull, Community Relations Manager and Development Coordinator for FHS by Wednesday, November 24th to arrange a time for training orientation, pairing with the appropriate dog, and to sign a volunteer waiver. Stephanie 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 maximum number of dogs that can come from the shelter has been reached. Please look forward to future opportunities to walk a shelter dog (you can even volunteer with FHS) and feel free to join us with your pup!
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 3161 U.S. 176 (the old Felburn Nature Library), at 11:15 a.m. to check in, arrange carpooling, and start the approximately 30-minute drive to the parking area. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead and would like to make other meeting arrangements or if you have other questions, please contact Pam Torlina at, [email protected]. 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 9:00 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.
RSVP December 4th hike
We look forward to seeing you on December 4th!
If, for some reason, you are unable to attend, please revisit the calendar event and change your RSVP.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at [email protected]