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Trombatore Trail Hike rescheduled for April 26th 

Join Conserving Carolina on Friday, April 26, for a 4.8 mile, moderate to difficultout and back hike along the Trombatore Trail, near Bearwallow Mountain in Fairview, NC. Conserving Carolina’s AmeriCorps Project Conserve Trails Associate, Logan Haynes, will lead the hike. 

This trail traverses beautiful forest with clear mountain streams and an ancient Buckeye tree. Hikers will experience an elevation gain of around 1,200’ on this out-and-back route. The destination from the trailhead is Blue Ridge Pastures, a beautiful grassy bald with panoramic views of the Hickory Nut Gorge and Bearwallow Mountain. There will be opportunities to view spring wildflowers and listen to Neotropical migratory songbirds returning to the area to establish their breeding grounds. 

If you are interested in attending the hike on April 26, meet at the east end of the Columbus Plaza Shopping Center, 250 West Mills Street, in Columbus, NC (near Food Lion)at 8:30 a.m. to check in, arrange carpooling, and start the approximately 45-minute drive to the parking area. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina to make other meeting arrangements. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the mid-afternoon. 

For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.  

In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina at 828-697-5777, ext. 300 or e-mail her at pam@conservingcarolina by 8:00 on the day of the hike and/or check the Conserving Carolina Facebook page to see if the hike will take place.  

For more information, go to conservingcarolina.org. 

– Submitted by Pam Torlina