Sat, Sep 23 2017 - Sassafras Mt. to Drawbar Cliffs with a Search for the Petroglyphs (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Laura V
Participants:Laura V, Stephen, Hannah B, Mark W, David Duffey, Helena F, Mirabelle, Charina

Write Up:

Petroglphs, check. Difficult to detect with the sun directly overhead. Will have to return to see them in the late afternoon or early morning. 

Boulder field, check. Fake boulder field, check.

Waterfall, check.  Barely visible, water flow just a trickle. 

View from Drawbar Cliffs, check plus.

View from Sassafras Mtn, check. 

Hiking companions, check plus.

Great weather, check plus. 

Trail report: Burn areas are starting to regrow vegatation, though the rhododendrons are gray and withered and brittle. They might be starting to regrow from the roots. We did have to climb over, under or around some recent blowdowns. (Thanks, Irma). 

Wildlife: We scared off 3 wild hogs as they were grazing near the trail. This was the first time I had ever seen the feral pigs and they were HUGE!