Two great opportunities to learn about and enjoy spring wildflowers are coming up, both under the guidance of the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee.
The first hike takes place Saturday, March 24, on Rufus Morgan Falls Trail, guided by Jack Johnson. This is a moderate hike in terms of difficulty and about 1.5 miles round trip. Bring your camera and water.
Meet at the Ride-Share Carpooling lot off of Sloan Road in Franklin at 8:30 a.m. to caravan to the site.
The second hike is on Friday, March 30, on Ike Branch Trail with local botonist Dan Pittillo. This will take about two hours for identification, the hike itself is a relatively easily two miles round trip.
Meet at 9 a.m. at Queens Branch to caravan/carpool. If coming from the Sylva area, notify LTLT early and you can follow Pittillo to the trailhead.