Penland’s on-campus trails just got a beautiful new expansion thanks to the talented folks at Trail Dynamics. The new trails create a series of loops between the well-trodden Paulus Path and the fire road behind the sleeping cabins. They’re open for use and ready to welcome students, instructors, staff, and community members of all stripes, from casual dog walkers to avid runners.
How does one make a new trail, you might ask?
Step 1.) Employ the world’s cutest little Bobcat to clear the way.
Step 2.) Follow up with some hand tools.
Step 3.) Enjoy the fresh dirt as you start your adventure!
(Not pictured: A very generous donor and months worth of planning, designing, surveying, marking, and more.)