Rock Castle Gorge

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lowe’s parking lot


Meet in the Lowe’s parking lot on Rt. 114 in Christiansburg to carpool to this spectacular area near the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We will be hiking the CCC trail at the lower end of the gorge.  It has an abundance of spring ephemeral wild flowers, and  the populations  seem to have increased and spread down slope over the past few years. This trail is reasonably accessible, with several hundred feet of elevation gain to the likely turn around point.  Hardier folks could go farther if they so choose. There will likely be several stream crossings; waterproof boots are highly recommended. Bring plenty of water and lunch, since we will probably be out at least five hours, with travel time.

Leader: Vicky Barden  (540) 230-3314