Carolina Mountain Club

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To celebrate National Public Lands Day, Jack Dalton will lead a family friendly hike in Hot Springs. This is a 3-mile in and out hike on the Pump Gap Trail.  There is about a 300ft. elevation gain, stream crossings and interesting things to see along the way.

Meet at Pump Gap/Silvermine/ Lovers Leap Trailhead, which is just around the corner from the NOC parking area in Hot Springs.

Saturday September 28
10:30 meet at Pump Gap trailhead
Contact Jack Dalton at home: 828-622-3704, if you plan to attend or have questions.

A good Start

A good Start

Why Knot Get Together, a good start.

  • A good Start

    Why Knot Get Together, a good start.

  • White Fringed Phacelia

    The trail in bloom at Walnut Bottom (Big Creek in GSMNP. Photo by Daisy Karasek.

  • Jack in the Pulpit

    Photo by Elaine Tennen - Jack in the Pulpit 2019 on the Laurel Fork to Jocasse Lake.

  • Bloodroot

    Photo by Dennis Bass

  • Trout Lilly

    Photo by Dick Zimmerer. The flower is a Trout Lily. Photo was taken April 7,2019 on a hike Dick led called “Big Creek" - the Big Creek in the Mills River Recreation Area with the trailhead at Trace Ridge..

  • Blue Bead Lily

    Photo by Dennis Bass Blue Bead Lily (aka yellow bead lily because of the yellow flower which precedes the blue beads.

  • Indian Pipe

    Photo by Dennis Bass