Birding Stroll - Green Knob Fire Tower

04/15/2017 8:30 am
US/Eastern

BIRDING STROLL SET FOR APRIL 15 AT GREEN KNOB FIRE TOWER

       Join us for this special opportunity Birding Stroll to the Green Knob Fire Tower. North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association has made arrangements with the Forest Service to open the fire tower for NC High Peaks Birders. This is a rare opportunity for birders to have access to the tower, located along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We will take the short, 1/4 mile trail up to the tower, birding along the way and end up on the tower platform a little above tree top level. This is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of about 300 feet.

       We will leave from the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 am. Transportation will be provided on Yancey County vans for a donation of $5. Reservations are required. We will arrive back on the square around 12:30 pm. If you wish to drive your own vehicle, meet us at the Green Knob Fire Tower overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway at 9:15 am. To reserve a spot on the van call 682-3733 and leave your name and phone number. Rain date is April 22.