My first hike with the Carolina Mountain Club. Was excellent with great company. Most were from that area and had better mountain legs than I but I kept up. Pretty footsore but glad to be making these connections. Saw a snake which I'm still trying to ID. Again Hiking Poles saved my life on the downhills.
As far as Wildflowers there were none blooming but saw leaves of Partridgeberry, Trailing Arbutus, Trout Lily And Rattlesnake Weed.