October reliably offers some of the best hiking of the year. Join us as we walk in John Muir's footsteps on this 6.5 mile moderately easy hike along the John Muir Trail (JMT) along the banks of the Hiwassee River.
We'll meet at 9am in the gravel lot across the street from the Hiwassee Corner Market. From there we will drive to the Childers Creek trailhead in Reliance, TN.
Our hike will follow the JMT approximately 3.25 miles to the Pine Ticket Picnic Area where we will enjoy lunch along the banks of the Hiwassee River and receive an update on the Tennessee Wilderness Act from hke leader Erin Ouzts Durant. After lunch we will return to our vehicles. Bring a camera! The colors should be nearing peak, and the Hiwassee River Gorge is beautiful.