Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
  • Strenuous Hike
  • Meal Break

Join the fun, finding and focusing on fungi. Docents Chris MacIntosh, Cathy Brown, and Emma Finter will lead you down through the woodlands on the North Ridge and Whittemore Gulch Trails, and you’ll return uphill through more exposed habitats on the Harkins Ridge Trail. You’ll see a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes growing underfoot (and sometimes overhead) on this non-technical fungus appreciation hike – train your eyes to notice the sometimes camouflaged but always fascinating fungi that flourish in winter. The rain (or lack of) will determine what is seen. Bring boots for mud, plus stamina and your curiosity. This strenuous hike has frequent stops, and there are some very steep sections of trail.

Where to Meet: 

Meet at the Preserve parking lot on Skyline Boulevard.  This entrance is next to the now closed Kings Mountain Country Store.  The parking lot is 4.5 miles south of Highway 92, and 8.1 miles north of Highway 84.

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