Who doesn't love the Big South Fork? Who doesn't love John Muir? Let's get outta Nashville friday after work and drive over to the BSF. (We'll probably leave Lebanon around 5:30pm and arrive at the park around 8pm.) I am hoping we'll have enough people to drive a couple of cars and set up a shuttle. (45min shuttle?) We'll find a spot to camp in the woods.
Saturday we'll hike from near the visitor's center out to the river. We'll view the Angel's Falls rapid from the overlook and then head south on the JMT. We'll camp somewhere near the BSF river and O&W bridge.
Sunday we'll head towards Honey Creek over some uncharted areas (we'll even do a short bushwhack section (.25-.5mi only) as we meet up with the famous Honey Creek Loop. We'll do half the loop on our way to finish the hike at the Burnt Mill Bridge trailhead. We'll have to retrieve our car from the visitor's center and then head home.
If we don't have enough for the shuttle, we'll do an hourglass hike using the full honey creek and burnt mill loop trails, hopefully still making it up to the O&W bridge (a cool old rail bridge.)
Total mileage should be around 20-25 miles.
Weather should be 60-70degrees!