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Parkway hike takes in the views from Fryingpan

The hunt for summer wildflowers will be on with a view during a Blue Ridge Parkway guided hike to Fryingpan Fire Tower 10 a.m. Friday, July 18. The 1.5-mile roundtrip venture will include a search for summer wildflowers on the way up and a talk about the history of the tower and the life of a fire lookout. A climb up the stairs will yield stunning 360-degree views. 

The group will meet at the Fryingpan Trail pullout at mile post 409.6, 1 mile south of Pisgah Inn. Park at the gravel Forest Service road but don’t block the gate. Water, good walking shoes and clothing for changeable weather are required. 

828.298.5330, ext. 304. 

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