Trails Corner

Pisgah trails volunteers now have a reference library of resources and materials that will help them in their work with Pisgah. Read about the development of the new Pisgah Trails Academy website in this update from Trail Specialist Jeff Maitz, then visit it here

Josh Reynolds came on board in January as TPC's Trails and Recreation Technician, assisting Trail Specialist Jeff Maitz. Read his introduction letter, which includes his background, his duties as Trails and Rec Tech, and what he's working on at home during the current "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order! 

I am happy to be taking over the position of TPC Trail Specialist from Davis Wax and working to improve the trail system in the Pisgah Ranger District. Special thanks to Davis for all the hard work and many tangible accomplishments he has provided during his time with the Pisgah Conservancy, as well as his guidance as I have settled into the position. I also want to welcome Josh Reynolds, TPC’s new Trails and Recreation Technician, who is working in partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS) as a field operative out there getting trail work done, as well as working closely with our volunteer trail crews. Previously working with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS), Josh brings a lot of trail and volunteer work experience, which will be a great boon to our program here in the Pisgah.

The Crew Leader program in Pisgah grew to new heights in 2019. We had multiple courses teaching prospective crew leaders in Pisgah trail sustainability techniques, crew leadership in the field, and safety protocol. Many veteran crew leaders attended the courses in order to keep up-to-date on District expectations. The intent of the course is not only to train crew leaders, but to also create a standard for volunteer trail work in Pisgah.

Pisgah Conservancy,

I just wanted to write a email expressing my sincere thanks for your recent work on the Cantrell Creek Trail in Pisgah National Forest. On Tuesday, November 5th, my son and I rode the trail (downhill) from Squirrel Gap as part of a larger loop from the Turkey Pen Parking lot.