Panthertown volunteers showed up big in 2021
The numbers are in, and in 2021 a total of 322 volunteers with Friends of Panthertown donated 1,945 hours of labor worth $52,904, spread over 68 trail workdays.
No negative bear encounters were reported last year, and two new bear boxes were installed. Over a four-day period, 18 local trail leaders and partners received sustainable trails training.
Friends of Panthertown stewards Panthertown Valley, a backcountry recreation area in the Nantahala National Forest near Cashiers that includes 30 miles of trail.