In this joint outing with the Tennessee Native Plant Society and TennGreen, we will caravan from Crab Orchard to the powerline, then walk along the powerline right-of-way to see many species of goldenrods, asters, and other fall flowers. The walk will be less than four miles round-trip, with opportunities to return early.
We will meet for caravanning at the Gold’s Gym/Books-A-Million parking lot in Oak Ridge (at the end close to S. Illinois Avenue, near Salsarita’s) at 9 a.m. Eastern time, or meet at the Marathon station at I-40 Crab Orchard exit 329 east of Crossville at 10 a.m. Eastern time (9 a.m. Central).
An email or call to hike leader Larry Pounds (PoundsL471@aol.com, cell 865-705-8516) saying you are likely to come is appreciated. This helps with planning and allows for participants to be contacted with any change of plans.
The walk will be conducted to protect participants from the COVID-19 virus. Please avoid carpooling, and maintain six-foot spacing between household groups (bubbles) or wear face masks. This event may have to be reconsidered based on conditions at the time.