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Rye Patch – an “Orchidaceous” Hiking Adventure

May 28 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ready for a real HIKING ADVENTURE? Join us as we climb up Rye Patch and Taylor Ridge, a rarely-visited side of Holston Mountain. We’ll explore high-country geology and mountain plant and animal communities. We’ll also be on the lookout for undocumented populations of some rare native orchid species.

Please note that this is a long and difficult 11 mile loop hike. Participants must be prepared for both rocky and swampy trails, steep climbs, and the possibility of stinging nettles, thorny shrubs, black bears and venomous snakes. Wear long pants and sturdy hiking footwear. Bring raingear, and plenty of food and water.

We’ll meet at the Warriors’ Path pool parking lot, departing PROMPTLY at 7:30 AM to drive to the trailhead. It’s about an hour drive to the trailhead.

Note that you must preregister if you wish to participate.

Venue

Warrior’s Path State Park
490 Hemlock Rd
Kingsport, TN 37663 United States
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Phone:
(423) 239-8531

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