November 17, 2012 · 8:30 AM
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Let's go hike the famous Fiery Gizzard Trail, rated as one of the top hikes in the USA. I just spoke with the Park Manager today (Monday) and he says the maple trees are at their peak color and better than any recent year.
We'll start at the "Tracy City trailhead" and hike approximately 5 miles on Saturday and camp near Ravens Point. Then Sunday we'll hike the 8 miles out to the Foster Falls trailhead. Both days have interesting features, nice streams (AND waterfalls), huge trees, and scenic, pictorial views.
This is a great "beginners" hike, while still being challenging and fun enough for experienced backpackers.
The weather forecast is mostly-to-partly SUNNY with mild-to-cool temperatures. GREAT for hiking. Keep your fingers crossed for a clear beautiful view of sunset over the valley, from Ravens Point!
Fiery Gizzard is close enough that this will be a quick two-day trip. PDF trail map link --
The Fiery Gizzard is part of the South Cumberland State Park --
Questions? Suggestions? This hike is filling up fast. If it shows "full," but someone else is still interested, just call or shoot me an email.
Raymond 'Rain Man' Myers
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