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Field Trip: Andrews Bald
June 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: This is a joint outing for TNPS and TCWP. I am hoping to catch many azaleas in bloom. We will see interesting high elevation plants such as southern bush honeysuckle and southern mountain cranberry. To park at the trailhead will require a parking pass. Five dollars for the day and $40 for the year. More info will be coming from GSMNP. Parking may be difficult at the Clingmans Dome parking lot, so we need to carpool as much as possible.
1. Oak Ridge at the Gold’s Gym/Books–A–Million parking lot (meet at the section close to S. Illinois Avenue, near Salsarita’s) in time to leave Oak Ridge at 7:30 AM EDT
2. Newfound Gap parking area, find me near the Rockefeller Memorial at 10:00 AM EDT (parking tag required)
Difficulty: 3.6 miles round trip with 1,200 ft. of elevation change
Lunch: Bring water, lunch, and bug spray
Facilities: at trailhead
Leaders: Larry Pounds and Allen Sweetser. If you RSVP it helps with planning and carpooling. Phone/email: 865–705–8516, PoundsL471@aol.com