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The Road to The Smokies!

  • Oct 18, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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***This trip is for those heading to the Elkmont Site on Friday morning***

Carpools will meet and organize at 7am in Chapel Hill.  We will depart for GSMNP, making three stops on the way, and arrive at camp early in the afternoon.  The first stop will be in Gatlinburg, TN.  Here, we will hike 3 miles to Baskins Creek Falls.  While relatively short, this hike will still require appropriate, sturdy footwear and there is a 953ft elevation gain.  The next "stop" will be a drive-by waterfall called "Place of a Thousand Drips."  The final stop will be at the Sugarlands visitors center.  From here, we will hike a very short 1/2 mile to Cataract Falls and meander about the visitors center before heading to Elkmont to set up camp. 

From camp, participants will then have the option of setting out on a 2.6-mile "hike" on a paved path to Laurel Falls, just outside the campground.



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