Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mountaintop Prairie

It is dominated by grasses which says prairie to me, but in these parts it could just as easily be called a hay field gone bad.





















It is a high elevation prairie at 4600 feet.





















Wild flowers are unwanted in a hay field.





















But this mountain top bald is managed for purposes other than hay.





















It's mowed for kite flying.





















And short hikes to the top.





















It's mowed for a 360 degree view.


















I did mention kite flying.





















I may need to have this picture printed and framed.





















I did some botanizing. There was quite a bit of the Flattened Oat Grass in the prairie. It prefers the higher elevation.





















It is a favorite place for romanticizing.





















The Appalachian Trail runs right through it. This is Max Patch.





















On a warm and partly sunny, 4th of July day, thank you clouds, Bulbarella, Sister #1 and I went for a short stroll on a nearby mountain top. I recommend it for the wild flowers. The view is pretty nice too.


4 comments:

Lisa Greenbow said...

Looks like a memorable place.

Lola said...

Good place for all that grass. Nice walking.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lisa it is a very popular and easy day hike.

Lola I think so too. Can't beat a bald mountain for the view.

Barry said...

Yes, print and frame the kite-flying picture, but be sure to do the same for that perfectly composed final picture.