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2020 Snowflake Hike

January 25

- FREE
Date: Saturday, January 25th

Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: Carvers Gap
Difficulty: Moderate (5-6) with an elevation gain of 650′ and snow
Distance: 4~ miles out and back
Cost: FREE but Pre-Registration is Required!
In 1885, a self educated farmer Wilson A. Bently attached a microscope to his bellows camera and became the first person to photograph a snowflake. After photographing over 5000 snowflakes, he found that no two snowflakes are alike and come in all sorts of shapes and patterns. Join SAHC in our own snowflake observations as we trek through the gorgeous, high elevation winter wonderland of Carvers Gap. If weather permits, we will collect snowflakes on cardboard sheets and examine their delicate and unique patterns through hand lenses and magnifying glasses.
NOTICE: Please bring your own magnifying glass or hand lens (5x-10x should be fine). We have a limited number of magnification tools for individuals to use.

If you would like to sign up for this hike, please fill out the form below!

2020 Snowflake Hike

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Details

Date:
January 25
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organizer

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Phone:
828.253.0095
Website:
www.appalachian.org

Venue

Carvers Gap
Carvers Gap
Fork Mountain-Little Rock Creek, NC 28705 United States
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Details

Date:
January 25
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organizer

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Phone:
828.253.0095
Website:
www.appalachian.org

Venue

Carvers Gap
Carvers Gap
Fork Mountain-Little Rock Creek, NC 28705 United States
+ Google Map