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Hike the Little Frog Wilderness

This is a first-ever Tennessee Wild hike.  After positioning some vehicles at our ending location, we will start our hike at the Rock Creek Trail and follow that  4 miles to our lunch spot. During lunch, Tennessee Wild's Jeff Hunter will read excerpts from conservation greats John Muir and Aldo Leopold.  After lunch, we will continue in the same direction we came in and climb out of Pressley Cove. At the junction of the Rock Creek Trail and the Benton Mackaye Trail, we will be at the boundary of the NE Little Frog Wilderness addition. After talking about the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2011, we will head south on the Benton MacKaye Trail and return to our vehicles which will be staged at the Thunder Rock Campground. 

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  • Stan W.

    Really nice hike. The second part of the hike is along a very nice creek with falls and interesting flora.

    February 19, 2012

  • "Stu" (Robert S.

    We learned a lot on this hike!

    February 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day. Abundant signs of wildlife. Great weather (no rain). A fun group. And Rock Creek was flowing nicely.

    February 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The forecast calls for PM showers so we might miss the rain. I can take 3 in my car for those that plan to meet at Starbucks at 7:30 (see prior note).

    February 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is a 30% chance of rain on Sat so suggest you bring a rain jacket. This outing is rain or shine. For those in the Chatt area that wanna carpool, let's meet at the Starbucks on 2217 Hamilton Place Blvd at 7:30 am. Suggest a $5 contribution for gas of you ride w/ someone. We will need to place cars at either end of this shuttle hike. The trailheads are only about 2.5 miles apart. Call if any questions! Jeff[masked]

    February 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Larry Z asked about lunchtime readings from the works of Leopold or Muir. Yes, we really do that. It's a small part of the day but folks generally seem to think its additive. It lends a perspective to the day that otherwise would be lacking. Tennessee Wild is not just a hiking group. We are focused on the conservation of public lands. Your public lands.

    February 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would call this moderately strenuous. There are two climbs involved. The first is 3 miles of steady climbing. Not steep, but we got up steadily. AT the 3 mile mark we drop down into Pressley Cove. At mile 4 we have lunch. The climb out of Pressley Cove is about 2 miles. Once we reach the junction of the Rock Creek Trail and the Benton MacKaye Trail, it's pretty much all downhill to our vehicles. Hope that helps.

    December 22, 2011

  • Heather H.

    What's the difficulty of this hike?

    December 21, 2011

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