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Bob Straton Bald Trail

Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area

Flame Azalea

The  orange flowers of the Flame Azalea can be viewed at the higher elevations for only a brief period of time. During the month of June these flowers burst into bloom at approximately the same time that the rhododendron also show their flowers.  This photo was taken on the Stratton Bald Trail in the Joyce Kilmer Wilderness. Gregory Bald in the Smokies is another popular spot for viewing these beautiful blooms. Ask me about both trails, I love to talk about hiking!

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