On Saturday, March 24, The Land Trust for the Little Tennessee (LTLT) will hike the Rufus Morgan Falls Trail to look for spring wildflowers. Local expert Jack Johnson will guide us to find such beauties as; sharp-lobed hepatica, round-leaved yellow violet and many more. It is a moderate hike and about 1.5 miles round trip. You will want to bring your camera and bottled water.
The Franklin-based Land Trust for the Little Tennessee works to conserve the waters, forests, farms and heritage of the upper Little Tennessee, Tuckasegee, and Hiwassee river valleys, which include all of western North Carolina west of the Balsam Mountains. Since 1999 LTLT has helped conserve over 10,000 acres of land including 35 miles of Little Tennessee River frontage, multiple headwater streams in the Balsam, Cowee and Nantahala Mountains, and a number of family farms including the largest working farm in North Carolina west of Asheville.
We strive to protect land that is important for its value as wildlife habitat, productive farmland, recreational area, scenic beauty, or historic significance.