The summit, the legacy
Today, we end our 3-part series detailing the historic “Cane to Cattail” hike from Cane River to Cattail peak. Our hike to the top was the first one of known history, trekking through unmarked trails, impassable dead fir brush, and aging bridges.
We would like to thank the team who hiked such a tremendous trail: Worth Weller, photographer and Continuing Lecturer of English and Linguistics at Purdue University; Mike Leonard, practicing attorney and 2012 NC Wildlife Federation Conservationist of the Year and current Chairman of The Conservation Fund; and Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games and 2013 NC Wildlife Federation Land Conservationist Of The Year and owner of Box Creek Wilderness.
Along with State Parks and US Forest Service, this area brings promise for conservation, sustainability, tourism and jobs for the area. There are few places on earth so beautiful and untouched.
With continued care using the disciplines of forestry, biology, botany and wildlife management, this area has a place of national prominence.the future conservation outcome for all time.