Tag Archives: Blue Ridge Parkway

Big Ridge & Shut-In Trails Scout – July 27, 2020

Charlie & Alice suggested these spots. Great idea! Hiked from Big Ridge Overlook north to the Parkway & then back along the road, and then from Mills River Overlook north.  Joe  & Mary stopped off at Mills River Overlook on … Continue reading

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Parkway South Scout – July 20, 2020

BAD NEWS! The mowers have taken out the large Turk’s Cap Lily seen near Wolf Mountain Overlook on July 13 (hard to believe they couldn’t see it!), as well as loads of other unique plants and left deep, wet, muddy … Continue reading

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Hemphill Bald & Heintooga Ridge Road Scout – July 14, 2020

Joe and Mary drove up the Heintooga Ridge Road to the end of the paved section and then hiked the Hemphill Bald trail from Polls Gap. Photography by Joe Standaert. Click on any picture to enter the slide show. Plants … Continue reading

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Wolf Mountain Overlook Scout – July 13, 2020

BAD NEWS! Stopped here today (July 20, 2020) and sadly the mowers had taken out the Turk’s Cap Lily as well as loads of other unique plants and left deep, wet, muddy ruts for several hundred yards along the Parkway. … Continue reading

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Bear Pen Gap to Wet Camp Gap – June 3, 2020

We stopped at Wolf Mountain Overlook on the way home, so I’ve included pictures taken there. Photography by Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to zoom.

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Sam Knob – Flat Laurel Creek Loop & Log Hollow Overlook – June 12, 2020

Stopped at Log Hollow Overlook on the way back from the Black Balsam trailhead. Glad we did! Photography by Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to enter the slide show. Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by … Continue reading

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Graybeard Mountain Overlook to Glassmine Falls Overlook Scout – June 8, 2020

Joe and Mary hiked up from Glassmine, Penny from Graybeard, and we met in the middle – totally unplanned. That way we covered it all. Photography by Penny Longhurst & Joe Standaert. Click on any picture to zoom.   Plants … Continue reading

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Big Ridge Loop – May 22, 2020

Photography by Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to zoom.  

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BRP Ridgeline Trail Scout – May 17, 2020

Sadly there must have been a recent frost that killed leaves and blooms of many of the plants at the top of the ridge – but not the Trilliums! Some pictures were taken along the Parkway adjacent to the trailhead … Continue reading

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Craven Gap Scout – April 2020

Jim scouted the Mountains-to-Sea trail near Craven  Gap. Here are some of his pictures taken during the last 2 weeks of April. Photography by Jim Poling.  (Click on any picture to zoom & enter the slide show)   Plants that are … Continue reading

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