Take a hike....
This is a great weekend to get out and take a hike in the central Appalachians. At Greenbrier State Forest in White Sulfur Springs you can select from a variety of hikes starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday with a guided bird walk. The Show-Me-Hike program is now in its 42nd year with 135+ species of wildflowers identified during previous hikes. This is a great opportunity to learn about wildflowers and birds from experienced naturalist. There is also a program Friday night with speaker Dr. Steven L. Stephenson. Also on display will be 65 of my wildflower and nature photos. Call Greenbrier State Forest for more information: 304.536.2500.
In Bath County, the Warm Springs Ranger District will hold its excellent Spring Flower Hike at Blowing Springs Campground on route 39 between Warm Springs and Mountain Grove. This is a beautiful and easy hike along Back Creek with lots of things to see. The Forest Service guides are always knowledgeable and entertaining.
Cool temperatures and sunny skies should make for a great weekend to put on your boots or just some comfortable shoes and hit the trails.