Blue Ridge Parkway hike of the week “Fire Tower and Summer Flowers”


Join Parkway rangers at 10:00 am on Friday, June 24th for a moderate 1.5-mile round-trip hike to the Fryingpan Fire Tower. The group will look for summer wildflowers on the way up and learn more about the history of the tower and the life of a fire lookout. Climb the stairs for stunning 360 views!

Meet at the Fryingpan Trail pullout at MP 409.6, 1 mile south of the Pisgah Inn. Park at the gravel Forest Service Road, but don’t block the gate.

Bring water, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather.

For more information, contact 828-298-5330, ext. 304.

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He has worked with several publications, including Gulf Coast and the Collagist. For his weekly #tuesdayhistory tidbits on Asheville, follow him on Instagram @tcalder.

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