Hike Leader: Willy Eskel [masked])
We will start off from the Welcome Center on the 3 Bridges Trail towards Smokey Bridge, then track west along the edge of Smokey Lake to join up with the 4Cs Trail; visit Shangra-La Arch and continue west along the rest of the 4C's Trail for a total of 6.9 miles (moderate difficulty).
Since this hike will be at night (sunset at 6:15pm) bring a reliable flashlight or headlamp. Your light doesn't need to be big and powerful, just strong enough to see your next several steps. Lights need to be able to operate continuously for 5 hours.
Directions to Carter Caves State Park:
From the I-75/I- 64 split in Lexington travel I-64 east 79 miles to exit 161, US Hwy 60, turn left go 1.6 miles, take SR 182 left and travel 2.7 miles, turn left at signed entrance into Carter Caves State park. Travel 1 mile to Welcome center on right. Hike will begin at 7:00PM.
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