In the Fall of 2016, wildfires raged throughout Western North Carolina, leaving destruction in their wake. But were there positive outcomes from these fires? Join MountainTrue Ecologist & Public Lands Director Bob Gale for a Wildfire and Wildflower hike on May 19th, 2018. We’ll be doing a moderate hike on Wesser Creek Trail in the beautiful Nantahala National Forest. Bob will discuss the effects 2016’s wildfire had on this area, while pointing out lovely spring flowers along the way!
We’ll walk about 4.5 miles total along the Wesser Creek Trail in an area that was burned in the Fall 2016 regional wildfires. The trail is narrow in places and has a few obstacles to be aware of, so hikers should be prepared for a moderate hike through a beautiful terrain.
What to Bring:
-Hiking boots, lunch & snacks, water bottle (make sure to bring lots of water!), sturdy clothing to hike in, camera, sunscreen, medications for any allergies, etc.
*Be prepared for rainy or cold weather – raincoat, warm jacket/layers as needed*
Space is limited to 20 hikers, sign up below!