Hike Boetler Peak area, known for unique plant species & rock formations. We follow the Chunky Gal trail that connects the Nantahala & Tusquitee Mountains.
8:00 am Breakfast in Dining Hall. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with coffee or tea. Pack your lunch and snack for today's hike from the variety of options,
Today we hike along the Chunky Gal Trail that connects the Nantahala & Tusquitee mountains. We start near Glade Gap off Hwy 64, and will gain Boetler Peak. This peak is known for outcroppings of serpentine rocks & associated rare plant species.
We will stop along the trail to enjoy the lunches we packed at breakfast this morning.
Along the trail to Boetler peak and down, in the rich forests are several rare plant species. Possible sightings include glade fern, dwarf ginseng, & American columbo. The forest fires of 2016 have left thier mark on the landscape and by opening the forest floors, provide increased sunlight for this year's plant production.
Dinner served in the Dining Hall.
Free Time. Take this opportunity for personal independant exploration to see and do what interest you most.