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Conservancy hosting hike with views

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy will host for a guided hike through the picturesque conservancy-protected Johnson Branch conservation easement in Transylvania County on Saturday, May 11.

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The hike route offers a view of a half dozen waterfalls, a plethora of spring wildflowers and a scenic vista from high above the French Broad River valley.
The hike will be led by landowners David and Betty Jones, who will guide hikers on trails on their property and share stories of the land and their deep connection to it. The Joneses forever protected 68 acres of their property outside of Brevard with a conservation easement through the conservancy in 2009.
This hike is rated as moderate difficulty, featuring a total elevation gain of 700 feet over two miles. The hike is free and open to the public. Advance reservations are required and can be made online.
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy conserves land and water resources to benefit the quality of life of residents and visitors in Henderson, Transylvania, and surrounding counties.
Since 1994, the land trust has protected more than 24,000 acres of natural lands in our mountains. To reserve a spot on the hike and find out more information, visit CMLC's website at www.carolinamountain.org.