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Musical Feast: Trails, Trees and Trilliums
Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am$50
Join us on what has become an annual event – a Musical Feast Nature Hike. Naturalists, Marilyn Kolton and Lou Dwarshuis, generously offer, once again, to lead a hike along a beautiful, scenic trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We begin at the Pisgah Inn and hike through a rich botanic area of Mountain Laurel, weather-buffeted Chestnut Oak and American Holly. The hike continues along the mountainside where the path overlooks the distant peaks and valleys. Expect to see twenty or more species of spring wildflowers in bloom including the rare Rosy Twisted Stalk and Painted Trillium. A wildflower checklist will be provided; let’s see how many you can find!
A little side-trip brings you to the Mount Pisgah picnic area where you’ll feast on a splendid picnic provided by your hosts. Rest and indulge and then it’s back to the Pisgah Inn along a trail where you might see more Painted Trillium and an endangered American Chestnut tree.
The path is a mostly level, non-strenuous trail so lace up your boots, wear comfortable light-weight layers and don’t forget your hiking stick and extra water. Certainly, if your interests run to photography, bring your camera; there are always interesting – sometimes surprising – sightings on Musical Feast hikes! Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature thanks to our intrepid guides, Marilyn and Lou.
Meet in the parking lot of Ingles across from Biltmore Plaza on Brevard Road