NEBO, NC (October 31, 2017)…The Linville Gorge Information Cabin is closing out the 2017 season with a celebration this Saturday, November 4th. Serving over 13,000 visitors so far this year, the cabin is a place for visitors to the area to find information and locals to gather before a hike or trail work day in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area.
Come out to Linville this Saturday to celebrate the fall season. Learn about Wilderness and ways you can help Linville Gorge keep its pristine character. Meet some of the hard working people that care for the Gorge. Eat a slice of pie from Famous Louise’s (starting at noon until it’s all gone.) Enjoy a crosscut saw demonstration and maybe take a turn yourself!
From noon until 3:00pm, recreation specialists from the Forest Service and partner organizations, including Wild South, Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS), and the Carolina Climbers Coalition, will be on hand to talk about the proposal to improve the sustainability of the trail system in Linville Gorge. Read more about the Linville Gorge South End Trails project here: www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52747
The Information Cabin, located at the north end of Old Hwy 105 (Kistler Memorial Highway), provides visitors with area information as well as maps and camping gear for sale. The cabin is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am – 4pm through November 12th this year. The cabin is operated through a partnership with SAWS. Information specialists staffing the cabin provide first-hand knowledge of area trails, camping recommendations, and Wilderness principles.