Within minutes of meeting, we'll head off to explore -- off the beaten path -- the wilderness lining the flanks of the tallest mountains in eastern North America. Through an astonishingly biodiverse cove, we'll hike unmapped and unknown trails to hidden waterfalls, rare wildflowers, and crystal clear swimming holes. Along the way, you'll learn about what makes these Blue Ridge forests so special; you'll become acquainted with our remarkable flora and fungi. In this immersive Appalachian forest experience, you'll learn which wild plants are safe and tasty to nibble; and you'll get as close as you want to a clear and cold mountain stream. We'll wrap up the invigorating hike and extended "forest-bath" by replenishing water bottles at a natural roadside spring, known only by locals.
I've been introducing people to wild places for 25 years. My guide business is Snakeroot Ecotours, the premier nature guide service for the Mount Mitchell area. Look us up (and book directly to avoid air bee and bee fees). As a professional guide, I've led trips in Yosemite, Cumberland Island, the Everglades, and all over my beloved mountains of Western NC. I'm the go-to wildflower and hiking guide for this part of the Blue Ridge and my nature column is published by Asheville's Mountain Xpress. It is my passion to learn as much as possible about native flora and fauna, and to share that knowledge with others.
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As a permitted guide in Pisgah NF (Snakeroot Ecotours), I have access to thousands of acres of pristine wilderness. These mountain forests are my home and I explore them daily. I will introduce you to rare orchids and other beautiful flora and fungi. You'll learn the remarkable natural history of many species and learn about (and taste!) wild edibles. You will get to visit hidden waterfalls and secret swimming holes, hardly even known by locals.
Toute expérience peut être annulée et entièrement remboursée dans les 24 heures suivant l'achat.
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8 voyageurs maximum âgés de 7 ou plus peuvent participer. Guests should be fit and able to hike on mountain trails.
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