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Black Friday moderate hike
We can get a later start to allow for sleeping in or early shopping. Meet at Maryville Food Lion then head up for an moderate shuttle hike from Elkmont to Laurel Falls. We will leave cars at Laurel Falls then head over to Elkmont. Listen to the river as we take an easy walk up Little River Trail then begin the more difficult climb up Huskey Gap trail. When I took this hike in October, bears were in the area. At the gap, we will take the lower section of Sugarland Mountain Trail back to the cars. This is a 7.5 mile hike with some steep climbs. Please be prepared to take the hills! Times listed include time to eat lunch along the trail and to complete the shuttles. Wear appropriate trail shoes, non- cotton pants and dress in layers, including something wind proof. Please be prepared with at least a quart of fluids, lunch and perhaps a leftover cookie to share. Several folks will need to drive for the shuttle to work.

Maryville Food Lion

1707 Lamar Alexander PKWY · Maryville, TN

Respond by: 11/23/2018

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Our group organizes and participates in hikes and outdoor activities covering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and East Tennessee Parks, National Forests, and other venues as suggested by members. This group is based out of the Maryville and Knoxville TN area, some members from as far away as Florida. We have hikes and adventures planned for almost every Saturday and Sunday every month and anyone interested in joining us is more than welcome to join. We are an open venue with suggestions for hikes from light to strenuous hikes from all members of the group. As the weather gets warmer, we do organize some evening moonlight walks or hikes as an alternative to the day hikes. We have two or three 'Hike and Camp' weekend events every year in one of the Park campgrounds. And if you enjoy back country camping, we do that also, but the spaces on those usually fill up fast due to back country permit availability. Hiking, rock climbing, skiing, biking, river rafting and a cookout thrown in every now and then! This is a great way to exercise, appreciate nature and meet some new people. We are lot of fun, so join up!!!

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