Hike to wildflowers and waterfallsWritten by Admin
Wildflower blaze expected on Highlands hike
A wildflower hike will step off from the Jones Gap parking area near Highlands at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. Sponsored by the North Carolina Bartram Trail Society, the hike will be led by botanist and former Western Carolina University professor Dan Pittillo. Later trilliums and flaming â€śyellow-to-orange-to-redâ€ť azaleas are expected to make a showing. The route will go from Jones Gap to Whiterock Gap, returning to the parking area at 6 p.m. 828.787.2091
Smokies hike offers venture to Ramsey Cascades
A strenuous hike up to Ramsey Cascades, the tallest waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, will be the next installment in Friends of the Smokiesâ€™ Classic Hikes of the Smokies. Hiking guide and author Danny Bernstein will lead the hike on Tuesday, May 13.
The strenuous 8-mile hike in the parkâ€™s Greenbrier area has a total elevation gain of 2,200 feet, passing through coves of old-growth hardwood before arriving at the 100-foot waterfall.