© Bob Pickett

This site provides an account of the natural history observed while hiking along many of the trails in our PATC region and beyond.  The field notes are presented using a more or less standard format, with topics addressing the various forms of plant and animal life found in our forests. 

Common names used for wildflowers come from Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.  Woody plant names come from the Peterson Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs.   

 

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST

MONONGAHELA NATIONAL FOREST

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

TRI-STATE WASHINGTON, DC REGION

INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS

WESTERN LOCATIONS

SOUTHERN LOCATIONS

NORTHERN LOCATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, VIRGINIA

Northern District

 

 Appalachian Trail; Hogback Overlook to Thornton River, SNP

 Oventop Mountain, Shenandoah National Park

 Thornton River, Shenandoah National Park

 Piney Ridge Area, Shenandoah National Park

Little Devil's stairs and Piney Branch, Shenandoah National Park

Fraser Hollow, North District, Shenandoah National Park

Dark Hollow Falls Loop, Shenandoah National Park

Central District

Camp Hoover loop, Shenandoah National Park

Big Meadows Swamp, Shenandoah National Park

Bearfence Mtn.(Appalachian Trail), Shenandoah National Park

Pocosin Hollow, Shenandoah National Park

Hot Mountain & Pine Hill Gap, Shenandoah National Park 

Nicholson Hollow & Stony Man Mtn, Shenandoah National Park

Nicholson Hollow trail, Shenandoah National Park

Staunton River Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Camp Hoover loop (Laurel Prong/Mill Prong/AT), Shenandoah National Park

East Fork Naked Creek and Powell Mountain;  Shenandoah National Park

Rose River Fire Road to Upper Dark Hollow Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park

Rapidan River, Shenandoah National Park

White Oak/Cedar Run Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Old Rag-Mtn laurel/Nicholson Hollow, Shenandoah National Park

White Oak Canyon Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Southern District

Rip Rap Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Jones Run/Doyles River, Shenandoah National Park

Big Run, Shenandoah National Park

Jones Run / Doyle's River, Shenandoah National Park

Rip Rap Trail, Shenandoah National Park


GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST, VIRGINIA

Pond Run – Half-Moon Lookout, great North Mountain, VA/WV. 

Big Schloss, Lee District

Massanutten Mountain, Lee District

Henry Lanham & Hotel loops, Pedlar District

James River Face Wilderness Area, VA (Adjacent to the Pedlar District)

Ramsey's Draft Wilderness, Dry Springs District

Laurel Fork Special Management Area, Warm Springs District

Blowing Springs Recreation Area, Warm Springs District

 

MONONGAHELA NATIONAL FOREST, WEST VIRGINIA

Tea Creek Area

Cranberry Wilderness

Watoga State Park and Cranberry Glades

Allegheny Trail Backpack

Cranberry Backcountry

Otter Creek Wilderness

Blackwater Falls State Park, (Olsen Tower area)

Dolly Sods/Roaring Plains

Dolly Sods Wilderness

Blister Swamp, Pocahontas County

Cranberry Glades

Pocahontas Trail, Cranberry Backcountry


GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, NC/TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tremont/Cosby areas)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cataloochee area backpack)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Gregory Bald/ Hazel Creek backpack)


TRI-STATE AND WASHINGTON, DC REGION

Maryland Appalachian Trail; from Weverton to Gapland State Park

Dismal Swamp, VA

Dismal Swamp, VA

Dismal Swamp, VA

Plummer's Island, MD

Pokomoke River, MD

Appalachian Trail between Fox Gap and I-70, MD

Huntley Meadows, VA

Cranesville Swamp, Preston County, WV

Ice Mountain; Hampshire County, WV

Huckleberry Trail (formerly called Flat Peter Trail) near Interior, VA

War Spur Trail; Mountain Lake, VA

Cascades trail, near Pembroke, VA

Bull Run Mountain, VA

Great Falls, VA and Difficult Run, VA

Huntley Meadows Park, VA and Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, VA

G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area, VA

Turkey Run Park, VA

Turkey Run Park, VA

Cedarville State Forest, MD.

Sugarloaf Mountain, MD

Appalachian Trail, Northern VA

Patuxent River Park - Jug Bay, MD

Appalachian Trail - Tinker Mountain, VA

Great North Mtn., Va/WVa border (rattlesnake hike)

G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area, VA

Watkins Regional Park and Jug Bay, MD


NORTHERN LOCATIONS

Adirondack State Park, NY

Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire

'Grand Canyon' of PA (Pine Creek, PA)

Mount Katahdin, ME, and other Maine hikes

Rickett's Glen State Park, PA

World's End State Park, PA

Heart’s Content Scenic Area, Allegheny National Forest, PA

Gallitzin State Forest, (Middle Ridge Loop), PA

Tug Hill region of New York (on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, north of Syracuse.)

 

WESTERN LOCATIONS

Glacier National Park, MT

Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Area, Colorado

 

SOUTHERN LOCATIONS

Pisgah National Forest, NC (Earthwatch Institute Bear Study)

Blue Ridge Pilgrimage (Multiple locations)

 

INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS

Mount Olympus, Greece

Belize, Central America

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