Hike With Get Outside WNC to Support MountainTrue This Winter!
MountainTrue is honored to be the Winter 2024 Beneficiary of Get Outside WNC, a local organization created by West Henderson High School senior Jenna Watson. Jenna is raising money for MountainTrue this winter by leading group hikes on scenic trails. Jenna’s hikes cost $10 per person and run through March 3, so join her outside!
Jenna started Get Outside WNC to expose hikers to the physical and mental benefits of hiking. She says, “By sharing the beauty of our local environment with both new and seasoned hikers, I hope to spread my passion for nature, build community, and raise awareness of the fragility of the WNC environment.”
When asked why she chose MountainTrue as Get Outside WNC’s 2024 Winter Beneficiary, Jenna said, “MountainTrue has left an immeasurable impact on WNC. First learning about the group at a recent showing of The River Runs On, I discovered how much they’ve contributed to the conservation efforts of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. From their involvement in the lawsuit against the problematic U.S. Forest Service management plan for the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests to their leadership of the Asheville Beyond Coal Campaign, MountainTrue has protected our local environment for over 40 years. With a passionate group of employees truly striving for change, I loved the idea of working with and raising money for this awesome group of people.”
So far, Jenna has led hikes to raise money for MountainTrue at Bearwallow Mountain and Moore Cove. Get Outside WNC’s upcoming hikes include:
- Triple and High Falls at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 4, in Hendersonville, NC
- Raven Cliff Falls at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, near the North and South Carolina border in Caesars Head State Park
- Twin Falls at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, in Pisgah National Forest