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Roan Mountain
Carter County, Tennessee and Mitchell County, North Carolina
36.1° -82.12°


The Friends of Roan Mountain is an organization whose purpose is to foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural, historical, and cultural significance of Roan Mountain. For more than five decades, in the spring, summer, fall and winter, people of all ages have come to Roan Mountain to participate in celebrations of the diversity of life found there. A wide variety of hikes and programs provided by naturalists explore subjects such as wildflowers, birds, butterflies, ferns, geology, history, medicinal and edible plants, mushrooms, salamanders, stream ecology, and astronomy. These annual rallies have become a tradition for many - a chance not only to visit flora and fauna but to reunite with friends as well. It is no wonder that these rallies have become a tradition in the lives of those who love Roan Mountain.

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Photograph by John Pickering
Roan Mountain

Photograph by John Pickering
Dryopteris cristata
Crested Wood Fern


  • Gary Barrigar, President, Director of Fall Rally, Roan Mountain -- barrigargn@embarqmail.com -- 423-543-7576
  • Jennifer Bauer, Rally Coordinator, Roan Mountain -- jbauer@friendsofroanmtn.org -- 423-772-4772
  • David Hall, Director of the Winter Rally, Roan Mountain -- davetree@charter.net -- 423-772-3500
  • Larry McDaniel, Inventory and Monitoring, Roan Mountain -- larrycmcd@hotmail.com -- 423-773-9234
  • James Neves, Rally Coordinator, Roan Mountain -- jamesneves@gmail.com
  • Ken Turner, Summer Youth Rally, Roan Mountain -- ken@XtremeRoanAdventures.org -- 423-538-3419
  • Nancy Lowe, Outreach Coordinator, Discover Life -- nancy@discoverlife.org -- 404-272-4526


  • 4th Annual Xtreme Roan Mountain Roan Adventures Youth Naturalists' Rally -- Saturday, July 28
  • 50th Annual Fall Roan Mountain Naturalists' Rally -- Friday-Sunday, Semptember 7,8,9
Updated: 30 May, 2012
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