Naturalist Ramble - At Andrews Bald

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Monday June 17

9:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

With Liz Domingue of Just Get Outdoors

Meet at Clingmans Dome Visitor Center- at the bottom of the steps.

Considered to be one of the most magnificent sights in the Smokies, the iconic flame azaleas will be in bloom atop Andrews Bald during this hike with professional guide Liz Domingue.

When you hike the moderate-to-strenuous Forney Ridge Trail, you encounter some of the best views the Smokies have to offer, including beautiful Fontana Lake! This recently renovated trail leads to a spectacular display of flame azaleas and Catawba rhododendrons on Andrews Bald... a feast for the eye! Just before entering the bald, you'll detect a whiff of Christmas greenery!

Mileage: 5 miles maximum

Activity rating: 3-4 moderate to strenuous.

What To Bring: In addition to your binoculars and favorite GSMA publication, plenty of water, enough food for your comfort and sturdy trail shoes, we recommend you also bring all-weather gear, a hat and sunscreen. A personal first-aid kit and trekking poles may come in helpful as well.

Active/Lapsed Members: Please sign in or register (above) prior to completing this registration.

Non-Members: Please register above prior to completing this registration. When you choose the non-member fee below, you will automatically earn a Buckeye-Level membership good thru a year from today.

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For more information, call Dana Murphy at 865.436.7318, Ext. 349