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Bob Stelloh | profile | all galleries >>  plant hunting... >>  balds... >> Andrews Bald... tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Andrews Bald...

Members of the Vaseyi Chapter of the Azalea Society of America went to Andrews Bald on June 25, 2002. Andrews Bald is in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, two miles south of Clingmans Dome, one of the highest points in the eastern United States at 6643 feet.

The path to Andrews Bald descends from the Clingmans Dome parking lot. While the path is very rocky, it is an otherwise easy hike. Andrews Bald has many Abies fraseri (Fraser Fir) and Rhododendron calendulaceum (Flame azalea), along with a few R. maximum and R. catawbiense. We saw mostly orange flames, with no reds and only a few yellows. The bald is very scenic, with the flame azaleas set off beautifully by the firs, mountains and clouds.

Click a small image to see a larger version. There are several subgalleries at the end, e.g. trail...: click them to show their images.
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colors and textures

Rhododendron catawbiense

Rhododendron catawbiense

from a distance . . .

from a distance . . .

. . . closer

. . . closer

. . . still closer

. . . still closer

. . . and quite close: see the bee?

. . . and quite close: see the bee?

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Leaf gall: some, but uncommon

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trail...
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Clingmans Dome...
Clingmans Dome...
aftermath...
aftermath...