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      2020 Snowflake Hike in Bakersville

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      January 25, 2020


      Fork Mountain
      Bakersville, North Carolina 28705

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      2020 Snowflake Hike

      Date: Saturday, January 25th
      Time: TBD
      Location: Carvers Gap Trail
      Difficulty: Difficult
      Cost: FREE but Pre-Registration is Required!
      In 1885, a self educated farmer Wilson A. Bently attached a microscope to his bellows camera and became the first person to photograph a snowflake. After photographing over 5000 snowflakes, he found that no two snowflakes are alike and come in all sorts of shapes and patterns. Join SAHC in our own snowflake observations as we trek through the high elevation trail of Carvers Gap. If weather permits, we will collect snowflakes on cardboard sheets and examine their delicate and unique patterns through hand lenses and magnifying glasses.
      NOTICE: Please bring your own magnifying glass or hand lens (5x-10x should be fine). We have a limited number of magnification tools for individuals to use.
      Exact time slot for the hike to be decided!

      Categories: Education | Outdoors & Recreation | Science

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.