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Help clean-up Panthertown Valley

The Friends of Panthertown and the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust will hold a clean-up day along trails in Panthertown Valley at 11 a.m. on April 15.

Panthertown Valley, often called the Yosemite of the East, is part of the Nantahala National Forest. The 6,300-acre backcountry area offers more than 25 miles of designated trails with vast terrain ranging from deep gorges to cascading waterfalls and granite rock domes.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Kyle Pursel at 828.526.1111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Volunteers will meet at the Salt Rock Entrance off of Breedlove Road. Bring water, food, a pair of gloves, and pruners if you have them.