North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures
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Alarka Laurel

Alarka Laurel

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Approximate size: 2,485 acres
Old growth acreage: 68 acres
Location: Macon and Swain Counties, NC
USGS Topographic Maps: Alarka, Greens Creek
Alarka Laurel is an unusual high-elevation, flat-bottomed, “hanging” valley located in the Cowee Mountain range. Wild strawberries and grasses line the main road that leads to the top of […]

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