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By Jennifer Pharr Davis

Five-Star Trails Asheville presents in-depth trails descriptions, instructions, and statement on what to anticipate alongside the way in which. every one hike good points somebody path map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance info, supporting readers speedy locate the appropriate trip.

Sized to slot in a pocket, the book's special path descriptions may also help readers locate their approach off and on the path. riding instructions and GPS trailhead coordinates might help with navigating the myriad of unnamed roads. the paths lined variety from these most suitable to the beginner, households, skilled hikers, or backpackers.

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After crossing the stream, the trail intersects Wolf Branch Road and continues amid a hardwood forest of beech, hickory, and sourwood trees. 8 you will notice a spur trail on your left. This path leads to the nearby Production Greenhouse. If you are interested in seeing the seedlings that will one day be a part of the expansive outdoor gardens at the arboretum—or perhaps checking out a collection of tropical bonsai trees—then you may want to consider making the short side trip. ) Regardless of whether or not you detour to the greenhouse, you will not be able to miss the next attraction.

Just think what a difference it would make if everyone picked up just one piece of trash each time they hit the trail. To emphasize: ALWAYS practice Leave No Trace Principals. Try to preserve the trail in the same shape, if not better shape, than how you found it. Tips on Enjoying Hiking in the Asheville Area The best way to enjoy your hike is to come prepared to the trailhead and take your time to enjoy the spectacular trails of the Asheville area and its surroundings. If you are hiking in a group, do not try to keep up with the fastest hiker.

Watch your step. Plan ahead. Avoiding accidents before they happen is the best way to ensure a rewarding and relaxing hike. Watchwords for Flora & Fauna Following is some specific advice about dealing with the various hazards that come with wandering through the ecosystem. They are listed in alphabetical order. BLACK BEARS: In primitive and remote areas, assume bears are present; in more developed sites, check on the current bear situation prior to hiking. Most encounters are food related, as bears have an exceptional sense of smell and not particularly discriminating tastes.

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