Focus Area Feature Hike: Balsam Mountains

Date: Saturday, March 24

Time: 10:00-3:00pm

Location: Webb Property, Near Pathertown Valley

Difficulty: Moderate (5-6)

Cost: Free for SAHC members, $10 for non-members

Join us on a scenic hike through the 600 acre Conservation Easement protected by SAHC in 2007 near Panthertown Valley in Jackson County.  The hike will be around three miles on well-established trails meandering through rhododendron tunnels and laurel archways.  Throughout the acidic cove forest there is the chance to see early spring blooms such as trailing arbutus!  We will eat our lunch on top of Laura’s Rock, a granite rock outcrop nearly 4000’ in elevation; from here we will have wonderful views into the valley.  The loop hike will finish back at Webb Lake, which is a habitat for native brook trout and beavers!  On the outing we will be accompanied by John Webb, who will be able to tell us some of the stories of the land! 

Presented as part of our Focus Area Feature Hike Series. Have you ever wanted to learn more about SAHC’s land protection work, particularly our conservation focus area priorities? This year we are offering a series of six Focus Area Feature Hikes, each highlighting one of the six distinctive geographic regions where we work. Over the past 44 years, our members and donors have protected over 77,000 

2018 Focus Area Feature Hike: Balsam Mountains

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