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White Oak Sink Naturalist Ramble

Dates:March 16, 2024
Meets:Sa from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location:Townsend, Tenn.
Cost: $79.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Join instructor Liz Domingue for a naturalist ramble through a geologically interesting, botanically rich, and simply unique area of the Smokies. We'll leave the main trail to explore an off-trail destinationan extensive sinkhole where up to 10 families resided before the Park was officially created. We'll enjoy the beauty of a delicate waterfall and discuss why this area is full of sinkholes and caves, why it is called a limestone window, and why it supports so many rare plants. This easy-to-moderate five-mile (roundtrip) hike includes a moderately steep descent into the sink and an ascent as we hike back out of the sink.

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

Note: Participants are required to sign an electronic release and assumption of risk form before attending this course.


Meet at Townsend Wye at 8:30 am.
Fee: $79.00

Townsend, Tenn.

Elizabeth Domingue

Smoky Mountain Field School instructor Liz Domingue is a naturalist, guide, nature photographer, and environmental educator. Through photography, observation, and research, she has studied wildlife, plants, and the natural world throughout the United States and abroad.


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