Lichens on Wolf Knob with Malcolm 3.27.22

Photo by Malcolm Hodges

Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Leader(s): Malcolm Hodges, Retired from The Nature Conservancy
Location: 
Wolf Knob, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County

Outing Description:
Exploring the lichens of a montane forest.

Meeting Place Directions: 
Along Patterson Gap Rd. at the trailhead to Wolf Knob: 34.97274, -83.47548. From US 23 in Dillard, drive west on Bettys Creek Rd. 3.4 miles, and turn left onto Patterson Gap Rd.; from that junction, drive about 3.3 miles to the meeting place.

See meeting place on Google Maps

Distance and Difficulty:  
The hike uphill is steep and strenuous, but we will be taking it in stretches, observing lichens along the way at times.

What to Bring and Wear: 
Bring magnification (10x hand lens, magnifier phone app, macro clip-on lens for phone camera), food & water, walking sticks if needed for rough trail; wear layered clothing suitable to predicted weather conditions & high elevation (3200 ft to 3500 ft)

Cancellation: If Outing is cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, we will notify you via email by 6:00 pm on the evening before.

Pet Policy: No pets this time please

Participation Limit: 10

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