Tag Archives: Pisgah National Forest

Coontree Trail – September 23, 2022

We haven’t visited Coontree in the fall since 2017. Clearly this visit was overdue! Photography by Randy Richardson & Joe Standaert. Plants that are non-native to North America are indicted by an asterisk (*) placed after the species name. Click … Continue reading

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Sam Knob Meadow – August 9, 2022

We started the trip in fog. Fortunately it never rained, although there were some gloomy moments. Sadly with no sun there were few bees or butterflies. After the field trip we wandered around the Black Balsam area for a while. … Continue reading

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Parkway South – August 26, 2022

Stops were Wagon Gap Overlook, Log Hollow Overlook, and Wolf Mountain Overlook. It started pouring with rain just as we finished and we had to abandon all plans of going for lunch at Courthouse Valley Overlook (except for Jim who … Continue reading

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Tanbark Tunnel to Bull Gap – August 19, 2022

History of Rattlesnake Lodge Our second visit in 2 months and a perfect day – no rain or thunder and the Fringed Campion was in full bloom. Photography by Penny Longhurst & Lucy Prim. (Click on any picture to zoom … Continue reading

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Mt. Hardy Trail – August 12, 2022

Wow! Great turnout! So many members that we had to split up to hike in the Wilderness area. After the hike some of us stopped at Wolf Mountain Overlook where Randy spotted the first blooming Grass of Parnassus of 2022. … Continue reading

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