Join WNC for the Planet and Conserving Carolina in celebrating Earth Month throughout April by taking on a Challenge! Choose between the Flying Squirrel Outdoor Challenge and the White Squirrel Hiking Challenge below to start your own adventure.
Take a Challenge!
White Squirrel Hiking Challenge
The popular White Squirrel Hiking Challenge is back! Take the challenge and go on 8 hikes, all on lands that Conserving Carolina helped protect. You’ll get to see new trails, dramatic views, famous waterfalls, and probably some places you’ve never seen before.
The Hiking Challenge is free and open to all, but you must be a Conserving Carolina member to become a Hiking Challenge 5 Champion. If you are a member and you complete all 8 hikes, you will earn an awards package, including your white squirrel patch, and a certificate of completion.
Flying Squirrel Outdoor Challenge
There are all kinds of ways to enjoy the great outdoors! In the Flying Squirrel Outdoor Challenge, we invite you to explore 8 places that Conserving Carolina has helped protect or open to the public. Unlike our White Squirrel Hiking Challenge, it’s not all about hiking. You can choose if you want to go for a walk, have a picnic, ride a bike, paddle a river, take the kids to a playground, or do your own thing. You can discover areas near you or venture further out.
The Outdoor Challenge is free and open to all, but you must be a Conserving Carolina member to become a Outdoor Challenge Champion.