Great Grandfather Wilderness Weekend Camporee (G2W2)

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Mortimer

Mortimer, NC 28611

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North Carolina Sierra Chapter Outings leaders have planned a camping/hiking weekend June 24-26 to explore potential wilderness and other areas on the Grandfather District of the Pisgah National Forest. Dubbed the "Great Grandfather Wilderness Weekend Camporee," or G2W2, the group outing will provide multiple opportunities to become familiar with some outstanding wild areas within the Grandfather District. We will be camping near the Mortimer area at a base camp and taking day hikes from there.

Group dinner of hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers and fixin's on Saturday night is included in the camping cost. Participants will arrange for their own transportation (ride sharing is encouraged) and camping gear. Details will be provided upon registration. Or contact capefearsierraclub@gmail.com for more information.

Unfortunately, the campsite is sold out. Tickets for hiking (free) and Saturday dinner are still available. You may also share a tent already reserved by buying a tentmate ticket. Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.

Conservationists have asked the Forest Service to consider the whole area as a new National Recreation Area with a variety of uses incorporated within. Imbedded in the District are two Congressionally designated Wilderness Study Areas, Lost Cove and Harper Creek created by the 1984 NC Wilderness Bill.

The weekend is planned as a boots-on-the-ground educational experience to engage Sierra Club members and non-members on the exceptional backcountry value and quality of this area, and how they can engage in the currect Pisgah and Nantahala Forest Plan Revision process, the outcome of which could affect how these areas are managed.

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