Hike to take in rare pink shell azalea blooms

out azaleasA hike to see the rare pink shell azalea on the slopes of Black Rock Mountain near Panthertown, scheduled for May 5, will give participants a chance to see plenty of blooms while supporting the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust.

The hike kicks off the group’s 2014 Eco Tours. The plants, which can reach 15 feet in height, grow only three-quarters of a mile from the Salt Rock trailhead. Carl Blozan, a hike leader for Nantahala Hiking Club, will lead the moderate to challenging hike. 

$10 for HCLT members; $35 for new members, which includes a one-year membership. Lunch included. Reserve a spot through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.526.1111.  

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