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Odd & Unusual Wildflowers in North Carolina

Dates:April 27, 2024
Meets:Sa from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location:Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cost: $79.00

There are 5 openings remaining at this time.


Join retired park botanist Janet Rock and Smokies hiking and field guide author/editor Steve Kemp for an exploration of higher elevation late spring wildflowers in North Carolina. We'll discover beautiful wildflowers and woody vines you often don't see on the usual Tennessee spring wildflower trails. This is a 4.7-mile shuttle hike along the top of Thomas Divide and down into the incredibly rich coves of Kanati Fork.

You must be 18 or older to register for and attend a Smoky Mountain Field School course.


Meet at the Kanati Fork trailhead on US 441 in North Carolina (approximately 6 miles south of Newfound Gap) for carpool.
Fee: $79.00

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Steve Kemp

Steve Kemp is an instructor for the Smoky Mountain Field School. He is a retired interpretive products and services director for the Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA).

Janet Rock

Janet Rock is an instructor for the Smoky Mountain Field School. She is a retired botanist at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


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