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Plott Balsam Overlook & Heintooga Ridge Road – May 20, 2019

We started at Plott Balsam Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (mile post 457.9) and zeroed the odometer. Subsequent stops were made on Heintooga Ridge Road after approximately 1.6 miles at “Mile High OL”, 1.9 & 2.9 miles for roadside … Continue reading

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BRP Ridgeline Trail – May 17, 2019

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Jim Poling, & Joe Standaert. Click on any picture to zoom.  

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Big Ridge Loop – May 10, 2019

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt. Click on any picture to zoom.

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Craven Gap North – May 3, 2019

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst & Jim Poling Click on any picture to zoom & enter the slide show  

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Skinny Dip Falls – September 28, 2018

There were some questions on the walk about the two different “Mountain Fetterbushes”. In the pictures below you can see the difference between the deciduous Eubotrys recurva, which we saw on our walk, and the evergreen Pieris floribunda, seen along … Continue reading

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Big Ridge Loop – September 14, 2018

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, & Jim Poling

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Sam Knob Meadow – September 7, 2018

Be sure to check out Ken’s great video below the pictures!   Photography by Ken Borgfeldt,  Penny Longhurst, &  Jim Poling

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Parkway South – August 24, 2018

Great drive. LOTS of plants & pictures! Includes stops at Wagon Road Gap, Log Hollow Overlook, and Wolf Mountain Overlook. The Balsam Mountain Gentian (Gentiana latidens) weren’t blooming yet, but you should be able to see Ken’s previous video of a … Continue reading

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Frying Pan Gap to Pisgah Inn – August 17, 2018

(Click on any picture to zoom) Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, & Lucy Prim

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Bear Pen Gap to Wet Camp Gap – August 10, 2018

Some of us stopped at Wolf Mountain Overlook on the way home, so I’ve included pictures taken there.  (Click on any picture to zoom) Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, & Jim Poling

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