Snakeroot Ecotours never fails to impress us. On October 27, we hiked up Hidden Creek in Yancey County to an old-growth forest. There we saw 200+ year-old poplar trees, huge oaks, and even a few struggling American Chestnuts. We learned about “acid coves” and “rich...More
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We are so glad we went on the hike with Tal and Snakeroot Ecotours. We learned about the plants, fungi and trees of this temperate forest as we hiked. Tal was able to answer all of our questions while leading us up 1000 feet to...More
We had family in from CA and wanted them to have an amazing local adventure for wonderful memories. Tal delivered big time and even offered to take photos of us while we took full advantage of the amazing waterfall/swimming hideaway he took us hiking to....More
Amazing guided tour, Tal knows his stuff and is great at explaining what is going on. We got to see 3 different types of fireflies and learn about them and the areas that they inhabit. We enjoyed it so much that we will be doing...More
Participated in a weekend “nature retreat” with Tal and (now) new friends. The whole event was planned out perfectly, from our stay at the Celo Inn (wonderful food and lodging) to day-long hikes, to the magical Blue Ghost Firefly Walks at night. Tal is so...More
Tal is an amazing guide and so knowledgeable. My family and I had the best time and are already planning booking our next tour with him. The fireflies were pure magic and I will definitely be returning to see those again. 10/10 recommend!
Excellent outing with Tal Galton and Snakeroot Ecotours! We had a misty, beautiful morning and learned a ton about flowers, trees, fungi, lichen, and birds. Tal is a totally cool and fun naturalist and educator. He is congenial, patient and wonderfully informed. We really look...More
This is a must do! Our second year of taking a tour with this wonderful company. Reputable, knowledge and Tal makes it a fun learning experience. If you have never done one if his tours, go. You will not be disappointed.
The spring weekend with Tal, Nancy and Randy of the Celo Inn, Sarah Ann, the chef from Penland, retreatants from Winston Salem, Charlotte, Hendersonville, and beyond, Clover the cow, thousands of fireflies, the woodthrush on her nest, pitcher plants in the cold bog waters, the...More
Once again, an awesome walk with Tal. I have been on a handful of glorious walks but this was such a different kind of magical experience .My daughter and I were so grateful to be in the presence of these Blue Ghosts, it was like...More