Join SAHC and the Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI) on a hike to explore some beautiful stands of Carolina hemlocks in the Montreat Wilderness, on which SAHC holds a 2,460-acre conservation easement. We will learn about Carolina hemlock ecosystems, the hemlock wooly adelgid, and current options and efforts to control the adelgid. The hike will be about 4.5 miles, we will be walking along a ridge and will summit 3 different peaks, be prepared for about 1000 ft of elevation change and some steep uphills and downhills. The loop will take us through large stands of Carolina & Eastern Hemlocks and eventually to the top of Lookout Mountain!
Date: Saturday, July 7th
Time: 9:00 am
Difficulty: Strenuous (7-8)
Cost: Free for SAHC members; $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.
Please visit the SAHC website to register: appalachian.org/event/2018-summer-hike-with-hemlock-restoration-initiative/