Vienna-West Fork Big Smoky Divide
(Smoky Mountains), June 30, 2001
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1: Hikers at Vienna Site
Checking Out wood Piles
100-Year Old Cut Wood
Big Smokey Divide
Easy Does It!
Where is Everyone?
Tom Blanchard, BWCC’s mining coordinator, led this field trip to Vienna, a
historic mining area in Smiley Creek.
We saw long stacks of cord wood, hand hewn over a century ago to fuel the
boilers at the Vienna Mine.
We also saw an unusual, stunning creekside flower: Case’s Fitweed
(Corydalis caseana), in the Fumitory Family. Then our group of 19, hiked
to West Fork Big Smoky Divide.
The Smoky Mountains are an important biological link between the Sawtooths
and Boulder-White Clouds.
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