Do you have tohike to see the "big" trees are is a car tour good for 80 year olds
We'd like to do the entire figure 8 trail but are concerned about the bees and poison ivy that some have mentioned. Are they easily avoided, or are they prevalent throughout?
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I'm allergic to poison ivy but there wasn't enough to concern me. I'm not saying that some isn't near the trail, but it's not that prevalent--the trails are not overgrown with it. My husband and I don't recall any problems... 更多
I'm allergic to poison ivy but there wasn't enough to concern me. I'm not saying that some isn't near the trail, but it's not that prevalent--the trails are not overgrown with it. My husband and I don't recall any problems with bees.
All Joyce Kilmer has been logged. It was some of the first in that area of in now Graham County to be logged because it was the easiest to get to and get the trees out. Poplar Cove was John H Denton's farm so sorry no 400 year old trees there. Denton was the one that started the logging for the Belton Lumber Company in around the middle 1800's and logged a large portion of it before their mill in TN burned down.They built splash dams to float the lumber to TN. They inspired other loggers to use them on up Santeetlah, Snowbird and West Buffalo before they built roads to Andrews, NC the railroads came here. My moms side of the family worked for John then his Son. Then Sherman Stewart also had a pretty big farm in Kilmer, Brownlow Blevins and Many more had settled there. Babcock then bought it and logged about 2/3 of Slickrock and the upper part of Joyce Kilmer. before Calderwood dam was built ending their logging Then Gennett Lumber Company bought Joyce Kilmer, set up a mill at the parking lot and W.T Cloer finished logging it. Now there is your true story. It is difficult but if you search enough all this info is available online. This forest was dedicated to Joyce Kilmer for the most species of trees, not virgin or old growth forest. Why can't somebody print the truth about Joyce Kilmer?