Me & Craig (& Henry)
Craig, Rae, Brittany, Becky, Kennedy, and Jerald
Monday, April 17, 2006
Monday, April 03, 2006
Posted by Rae at 4:17 PM
Max Patch is a bald, similar to the balds at Roan Mountain. The theory is that farmers cleared the trees and brush from the mountaintop to use the land for grazing. Now the forest service keeps the land mowed and trimmed; otherwise, the trees and shrubs would take over again.
Posted by Rae at 4:13 PM
Craig and I took a drive up to find Max Patch on Sunday. What a nice spot! I can't believe we've never heard of it before last month. We found Max Patch without too much trouble (although stopping in Hot Springs to pick up a map from the Pisgah Forest ranger station is highly recommended). Max Patch is about ten miles from Hot Springs, and about an hour's drive north of Asheville, N.C.
Posted by Rae at 4:07 PM