Monday, March 4, 2013

Hiking the Buffalo

     This past fall I finally hiked the one mile up Buffalo Mountain which is in Floyd County. 

     Buffalo Mountain is one of the most significant natural areas in Virginia. It boasts an amazing 13 rare plant occurrences, 3 rare animal occurrences, and 6 significant natural communities. The combination of high-elevation (3,971 feet), wind-exposed openings at the summit, and magnesium rich soils make it unlike any place else in the Commonwealth. 
     This is something I had wanted to do for a very long time and can't wait to go back!  One thing checked off my bucket list!!!


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