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GSMNP - WILDFLOWERS HIKE- Bradley Creek/Cabin Flats trails (11 miles moderate).
NO DOGS in the Smokies). And I prefer no smokers on the hike, I am sorry. Weather - 70ies, sunny. But always bring a jacket, it is still April. Also have sturdy shoes for some minor creek crossing (I hope not, but just be prepared). Meet at 7:00 am. Form carpools. Bring $5- $7 for drivers (depending on number of people in cars). Leave by 7:15am, I usually do not wait, please be on time. Driving distance/time - approximately 50miles/1:15 hour. Drive to Smokemont Campground in GSMNP. Trail description: this is an in-and-out hike, moderate incline along Bradley creek. Start on trail around 8:45 am, be back to cars no later than 2:30 pm and be back in Asheville by around 4 pm. This is a hike with hopefully lots of wildflowers, so I am definitely going to stop and smell each and every one of them:) (I take photos). So if you want a super brisk hike, this particular one is not for you. Our pace will be around 2 miles/hour. I have not done this hike before, so join the adventure. P.S. - I have not allowed guests to sign up for this because it is a small group and I would like to give a chance for the members to sign first, if there are any open spots left, then we can invite guests.

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127 Acton Circle · Asheville, NC

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Interested in taking a short, long, or somewhere in the middle length hike/stroll in western North Carolina? Look no further!!! Everything from a quick (3-4 hour) hike to a full day of hiking to overnight backpacking trips, we'll try it all! Check us out and experience the pristine and amazing wilderness of western North Carolina!!!

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