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Bottom Creek Gorge Hike to be held Feb 18, 2012

“Forming the headwaters of the Roanoke River, Bottom Creek Gorge boasts spectacular scenery: the second highest waterfall in Virginia, virgin hemlocks and hundreds of wildflowers.

Bottom Creek is a powerful mountain stream that forms a stair-step series of broad-basin waterfalls known as the “kettles.” One of the headwater streams of the South Fork of the Roanoke River, Bottom Creek boasts a 200-foot high waterfall. Flanking Bottom Creek are forests of mixed hardwoods (tulip poplar, maple, oak, hickory) and upland meadows. Five rare species thrive in this habitat.”-Nature Conservancy Website

Event to be held from 10 AM to 2 PM. Meet at the entrance gate or to carpool. Contact Bill Modica a few days in advance at 540-387-2782 or modicabill2@aol.com For hike day:  cell phone 540-871-0065. There will be a naturalist guide. In the event of really bad weather the event will be canceled.

Find directions on the Nature Conservancy website  http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/virginia/placesweprotect/bottom-creek-gorge.xml

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