Hike Boogerman Trail on Oct. 22

Oct 19, 2016
Source: hikingthecarolinas.com

The Haywood Waterways Association will host a hike of Boogerman Trail on Saturday, Oct. 22.

This 7.4-mile loop trail passes through old growth forests, across streams, and past the historic Palmer house. The hike gains 1,040 feet in elevation and has a difficulty rating of moderate.

Joseph Guseman, a Western Carolina University student and avid hiker, will lead the hike.

The event is free for HWA members and a $5 donation for nonmembers. Haywood Waterways' memberships start at $25.

Hikers will meet at the Cataloochee Creek Road Ranger Station (Jarvis Palmer House) at 9:45 a.m. and caravan to the trailhead.

Last year’s heavy rain destroyed several foot bridges along the trail, so hikers must be prepared to walk across small streams. Wear comfortable shoes, bring lunch, water and dress appropriately. The hike will conclude around 5:30 p.m. Leave pets at home.

The event is part of Haywood Waterways' “Get to Know Your Watershed” series of outdoor recreation activities working to raise awareness of Haywood County's natural beauty.

The organization's mission is to educate and engage the public, and work in partnerships to maintain and improve Haywood County's waterways.

Space is limited to 15 individuals; the final day to RSVP is Thursday, Oct. 20.

Contact Christine O’Brien at christine.haywoodwaterways@gmail.com or 828-476-4667.