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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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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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Glassy Mountain Scouts – April 6 & 7, 2020

Glassy Mountain is a monadnock that is the remnant of a pluton. For information on its origins check last year’s post here.  Our field trip was scheduled a little earlier this year than when we usually visit. However, most of … Continue reading

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Sam Knob Meadow – September 13, 2019

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt,  Penny Longhurst,  Jim Poling, & Joe Standaert. Click on any picture to zoom & enter the slide show. Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk (*) placed after the species name.

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Purchase Knob – September 6, 2019

From the NPS website: The Appalachian Highland Science Learning Center is based on 535 acres in Haywood County, North Carolina, contiguous with the rest of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The parcel includes the 5,086 foot elevation Purchase Knob, a … Continue reading

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Sam Knob – Flat Laurel Creek Loop – August 16, 2019

Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, David Heavner, and Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to enter the slide show.   Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk (*) placed after the species name.

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Bear Pen Gap to Wet Camp Gap – August 8, 2019

Some of us stopped at Wolf Mountain Overlook on the way home, so I’ve included pictures taken there. Thanks to the Standaert Bros. for long-distance ID-ing the mystery shrub in the meadow (Bill got it first!). Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, … Continue reading

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Graybeard Mountain Overlook to Glassmine Falls Overlook – June 14, 2019

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

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Tanbark Tunnel to Bull Gap – May 31, 2019

History of Rattlesnake Lodge Photography by Ken Borgfeldt, Penny Longhurst, & Jim Poling. (Click on any picture to zoom & enter the slide show). Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk (*) placed after the … Continue reading

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