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NOTE: Posted departure times mean PROMPT DEPARTURE. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for carpools.
WEDNESDAY HIKE NOTE: Check the Blog each Tuesday Afternoon/Evening and Wednesday Morning Early; It May Be Necessary To Change Some Hikes. Contact Bill Harris at 931-484-9152 for Hike Information.
Friday, October 31, 2014
This is an 8 to 9 mile strenuous hike with a great view at the end. It will be a long day as it is about a 2 1/2 hour one-way drive, but worth the time. Depart Tractor Supply at 7:00 am CT. Carpool cost is $14.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
is one of the best fall colors hikes in the Smokies. It is a moderate to
difficult 8.1 mile roundtrip. The steady climb over the course of the first two
miles of this hike will quickly leave the crowds at Newfound Gap behind. There
are some grand views of the North Carolina mountains and outstanding views of
Mount LeConte and Myrtle Point towards the northwest on the way to your
destination. Charlies Bunion is a rock outcropping and offers spectacular views
of the mountains to the north, Mt. Kephart and the Jump Off to the west, and
Mount Guyot towards the east. The trail gains 1000' elevation in 3 miles before
descending 500' in a mile to the Bunion. This is reversed on the way back.
Bring a light lunch to eat on the trail since we plan to eat at a restaurant on the way back to Crossville. Depart from Vanity Fair at 7:00 am CT due to the distance to the trailhead.
Carpool cost is $13. Photos: Cheryl
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