Middle Prong Wilderness





The Middle Prong Wilderness is a true wilderness area. Therefore there are no signs, no trail blazes, no kiosks, and no other human structures. As a result there are also very few people. I highly recommend it but only if you're good with navigation because even the best maps don't show all the trails that you'll come across. Most of the area is located at an elevation of 5500' or higher so even in the dead of summer the temperature is quite pleasant.

 


 




 

 

The area is covered in an abundance of wild edibles and wild flowers including blueberries, blackberries, queen Anne's lace, Daisy's, rhododendron, mountain laurel, flame azalea's, etc. Much of the trail is covered in a highland peat bog with hemlocks and spruce towering above, often reminiscent of the pacific northwest and smelling of Christmas.

There are also plenty of places to camp but water is sometimes scarce.









Watch out for snakes.



Distance from downtown Greenville: 65 miles

Park here and take the trail across the creek and up the hill to the right.














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1 comments:

Kimberli said...

Thanks for the info and the pictures. I learned much about that area from this post and the accompanying link.