Tanawha Adventures was created in 2016 by Brandon Thrower, a passionate lover of trails and public land. After gaining experience in directing ultra marathon races over many years, Brandon saw a great opportunity to make a greater impact in the area of funding for conservation efforts. What better way to create more advocates for public land and recreation by creating events that put people in the places most needed of conservation. We hope that you leave our events inspired to stand up and make a difference and know that your support of our events leaves a lasting impact on the protection of our trails and wild lands.
Streets to Peaks
Streets to Peaks – a Maybin Mission program powered by Camp Grier – provides enriching outdoor experiences to youth with limited access to wilderness adventures. Through exciting challenges like rock climbing and whitewater paddling, program participants ages 11-18 learn to overcome obstacles, set long term goals and imagine a future with endless possibilities.Originally formed in Asheville, NC in 2016, Streets to Peaks began through the vision and funding of Cameron and Courtney Maybin and their Maybin Mission.
Students are accepted into the Streets to Peaks program at the beginning of their sixth grade year and have the opportunity to continue through their senior year of high school.
G5 Trail Collective
The G5 Trail Collective is a non-profit partnership focused on the backcountry trails in the five counties that make up the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The "G" stands for Grandfather, the "5" is the five counties that make up the district, and the "collective" is us, the users of the district.
Our mission, in collaboration with the USFS and other partners, is to raise money, increase volunteer support, and engage the local community in the development, maintenance, and use of backcountry trails in the Grandfather Ranger District.
The outcomes we seek are sustainable backcountry trails, a robust trail volunteer network, and healthier and more vibrant rural communities in the district.