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Upstate Field Trip: Time Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway
April 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 26, Time Travel to the Blue Ridge Parkway • Black Balsam, 9:00 to 3pm
Leader: Rick Huffman
Itinerary: Field trip will depart from Holly Springs Grocery at the junction of SC 178 and Highway 11. We will carpool through Rosman and up to the Parkway. We will have lunch at Black Balsam, returning around 3pm. Bring your lunch and drink.
Hike: Short and Moderate. Dress for cooler weather.
Narrative: We are blessed to live so close to the timeless treasure called the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our
journey begins in Pickens county and climbs 4 thousand feet up and over the Blue Wall through Rosman, North Carolina. Our journey will carry us through 400 million years of geological time. We will go from temperate spring back to early spring alpine-like conditions. Mile by mile we will see a procession of plants that reflect the geological past and changes in elevation.
To reserve space, email Virginia by April 23 at <[email protected]> and include a cell
phone number for last minute information