Promote the fellowship and mutual benefits of those interested in winter sports, outdoor sports, and camaraderie during year-round activities among residents of the Knoxville, Tennessee and the surrounding area.
Hiking Gregory Bald, June 19, 2016: The hike to Gregory Bald will be on Sunday because the loop road is closed until 10 am on Saturdays making the start too late, leaving too little time at the top to enjoy the scenery. Parsons Branch Road is open so we can hike Gregory Bald Trail which is one mile shorter and 800 fewer feet to climb than the Gregory Ridge Trail. The hike is moderately difficult, gaining about 2200 feet in about 4.5 miles (9 miles round trip).
We will take our time. We recommend shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, a lunch, one, preferably two, liters of water or sports drink, a camera, a windbreaker (it may be cool on the top of the mountain) and other appropriate clothing.
We will meet in the Food City parking lot near the corner of Northshore Drive and Kingston Pike for car pooling and leave at 7:00 am.
Also, Browns Creek Shopping Center parking lot nearest the Sonic at 1707 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy.This is across from the Hardee’s, near the hospital, in Maryville.We will leave there at 7:30 am for those who would prefer to meet there.
The following distance is for a hike using the Gregory Ridge trail, the Gregory Bald trail has a somewhat longer driving distance. Round trip distance from Knoxville is 130 miles ($.08 x 130 = $10.40). From Browns Creek, 90 miles ($.08 x 90 = $7.20). After the hike plan on stopping at Applebee’s in Alcoa on the way back for a meal and refreshments . For specific information about the hike please call Tom at[masked] or leave a message at[masked] or send an email to [masked] before June 17th.
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