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Join Conserving Carolina For A Members' Hike On Youngs Mountain


October 18, 2018

Pictured left to right are Conserving Carolina staff members Peter Barr, Rebekah Robinson, and Kieran Roe atop Youngs Mountain. Join staff, volunteers and members for a guided hike on Youngs Mountain, which is above Lake Lure, on Saturday, Oct. 20. Pre-registration is required.

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 20, on a Members' Hike on Youngs Mountain. Located in Rutherford County near Lake Lure, Youngs Mountain is a cradle of biodiversity in the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Its slopes are home to at least 25 rare species, including green salamanders, crevice salamanders, and Diana fritillaries, and it provides habitat for over 80 species of animal and over 380 species of plants.

In the future, there are plans to create public access to Youngs Mountain and build hiking trails to this summit. This network will add to the Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail, a futur...

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