“Gennie” is clean and green.  Our Pinzgauer had an engine makeover at Passion Performance in Cashiers NC. last year.  To help keep the forest and our guests healthy we run on 100%   liquid propane gas, LPG.

Using LPG creates appreciably less carbon dioxide (CO2) than unleaded petrol.

CO2 is the primary greenhouse gas causing long term climate change.

Diesel CO2 emissions are 29.2% higher than LPG whilst petrol is 26.8% higher than LPG.

LPG cars also produce 95% less ozone and smog-causing NOx than diesel engines.

The dirty black smoke that we see coming from diesel and petrol vehicles is fine particulate matter. These fine particles may be deeply inhaled into the lung, carrying with them a collection of hazardous compounds.

Experts at the World Health Organisation (WHO) say engine exhaust fumes are carcinogenic.

One of the key environmental advantages of LPG Autogas over diesel and petrol is the near-absence of particulate matter (PM) emissions.

There are so many great reasons to choose Highland Excursion when visiting the Highlands, North Carolina Area. Here is just a selection of these to show how our company continues to provide amazing tour experiences for our guests each year.

1. Official USDA Forest Service Outfitter and guide service with USDA Forest Service Special use permit
2. Federal criminal background check
3. Drug tested
4. Environmental Impact Study on file with the USDA FS
5. Eco tourism plan on file with the USDA FS
6. Environmental impact study on file with USDA FS
7. Green, our LPG Pinzgauer has a very low carbon footprint
8. Leave no trace
9. Members of Highlands and Cashiers Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau
10. Commercial vehicle insurance
11. Commercial General Liability Insurance
12. Wildernes Medical First Responder
13. 30 years experience
14. Former military special forces
15. Educated, experienced, and fun
17. Emergency Medical response plan on file with the Forest Service
18. NC Rescue Technition
19. NC State Alpine Search and Rescue specialist
20. Emergency comunication plan that includes Satalite Radio communication.
21. We are bound by the Federal nondiscrimination policy
22. Business is a combat Veteran owned and operated business
23. Trip Advisor 5 Star rating and top 10 things to do in Highlands NC
24. Our custom tours and hikes are fun and adventurous
25. We put your safety first

We are here by the grace of God and so blessed to work in His backyard