For this fourth joint outing of the year with the Tennessee Native Plant Society we will caravan from Crossville to the Bledsoe State Forest, then go to various sites on power line right-of-ways to see many species of aster, goldenrods and other fall flowers. The walks will be short, with a total distance of less than three miles.
We’ll meet for carpooling in 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 participants can meet the group at the Shell Station on the south side of the Peavine Road exit off I-40 in Crossville at 10 a.m. Eastern. Bring water, a lunch, and bug spray.
A call or email to hike leader Larry Pounds (865-705-8516, cell; or PoundsL471@aol.com) saying you are likely to come is appreciated. This helps with planning, and is an aid to contacting participants with any change of plans.