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    • 12/01/2021
    • 8:45 AM
    • Food City in Alcoa
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    We will hike up Crooked Arm Ridge and down Indian Grave Gap. The trail starts at the entrance to Cades Cove. Moderate hike 8.5 miles RT, 1958 feet elevation gain. There ‘should’ be several good views if the day is free of clouds (and rain). There is a nice cascade along the Crooked Arm trail. Lunch will be at the tower site.

    Meet at Food City at 8:45 a.m Drive: 60 miles RT {@5¢=$3}.

    Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

    Pre-register with Ron Brandenburg

    Leaders: Carolyn Reeves and Ron Brandenburg

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 12/04/2021
    • 8:30 AM
    • Anthony Creek trailhead, Cades Cove picnic area
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    This is a loop hike beginning and ending at the Cades Cove Picnic Area. We will take Anthony Creek to the Russell Field trail and up to the A.T. then across the A.T. to Spence Field. We will return to the Picnic area via the Bote Mountain and Anthony Creek trails. The hike is approximately 13 miles, with a total climb of about 3200 feet. Rated difficult. Meet at 8:30 AM at the Anthony Creek trail head in the back of the Cades Cove Picnic Area.

    Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

    Leader: Neil Snepp

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 12/11/2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • Books-A-Million, 310 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge
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    We will explore the Wheat Community and Black Burial Grounds in Roane County Oak Ridge with option of additional short trails nearby along with this area's history before/after The Manhattan Project on a 2-hour leisurely hike. Meet at Books-A-Million parking lot, 310 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, at 1 PM, for needed carpooling.

    Pre-registration with the leader is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

    Leaders: Jeannette Gilbert and Ray Garrett

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 12/12/2021
    • 9:45 AM
    • House Mountain trailhead on Hogskin Rd, Knox County
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    For this well-known local hike, we will ascend the West Overlook Trail, hike out the Crest Trail, and then hike back down the Mountain Trail. The 2,100-ft crest of House Mountain is the highest in Knox County. The trails are fairly steep through wooded terrain with rock outcrops. On the summit, the Crest Trail stretches the length of the mountain from the West End Overlook to the East Overlook offering wonderful views. Hike about 5 miles, rated easy to moderate. If you’d like to carpool from the west side of Knoxville, please meet at the Panera parking lot at 205 N Peters Rd. (off of Cedar Bluff) at 9AM or meet at the trailhead on Hogskin Rd. at 9:45 AM. $2.50 from Panera carpool fee.

    Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

    Leader: Diane Petrilla

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

    • 12/15/2021
    • 8:45 AM
    • Spicewood Trailhead at Frozen Head State Park
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    This hike starts at the Spicewood Trail. After we hike this trail, we will hike another mile on the Chimney Top trail to Mart Field (a campsite). After a break, we will hike back down to the junction for Frozen Head Tower and hike up to the tower for lunch. After lunch, we will head down the North Old Mac trail to the parking lot. Total mileage: 10.5 miles, 2000 feet elevation gain. Moderately difficult. For those wanting a bit more challenging uphill hike after the break at Mart Field, they can continue on the Chimney Top trail for six more miles and 500 additional feet of elevation gain. By choosing this option, they will end up at the Park Office which is only a very short distance from where all of us parked at Shelter C to begin this hike to the Spicewood trail. Total mileage: 10 miles total, 2500 feet elevation gain, rated difficult.

    Meet at Books- A-Million, 310 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge at 8:00 AM or Spicewood Trailhead at Frozen Head State Park at 8:45 AM.

    Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

    Pre-register with Ron Brandenburg

    Leaders: Carolyn Reeves and Ron Brandenburg

    Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

Past events

11/27/2021 Norris Watershed and State Park
11/20/2021 Smokies History Hike
11/13/2021 Easy Hike: Lily Bluff Overlook of the Obed River and Boulder Field Trail
11/13/2021 Off Trail Hike: Panther Stairs
11/10/2021 Wednesday Hike: Lakeshore Trail to CS90
11/07/2021 AT Work Trip
11/03/2021 Wednesday Hike: Brushy Mountain
10/30/2021 Mount Cammerer
10/24/2021 Easy Hike: New Trails at Sharps Ridge Veterans Memorial Park
10/24/2021 Brushy Mountain
10/20/2021 Wednesday Hike: Lost Creek State Natural Area to Virgin Falls
10/16/2021 Shuckstack Fire Tower
10/16/2021 Off-Trail Hike: The Spire
10/09/2021 Fiery Gizzard Trail, South Cumberland State Park
10/06/2021 Wednesday Hike: Ramsey Cascades Out and Back
10/02/2021 AT Work Trip
09/25/2021 AT Family Hike: Davenport Gap and Shelter
09/25/2021 Mount LeConte
09/22/2021 Wednesday Hike: Elkmont Loop to CS23
09/18/2021 Off-Trail Hike: Wilson Falls
09/15/2021 Wednesday Hike: Mount LeConte
09/11/2021 AT Work Trip
09/05/2021 Easy Hike: Urban Wilderness Gateway and Baker Creek
09/04/2021 History Walk: Manhattan Project
08/28/2021 Clingmans Dome to Newfound Gap
08/21/2021 Easy Hike: Tennessee Arboretum
08/21/2021 Hemphill Bald
08/14/2021 SMHC Annual Election Picnic
08/11/2021 Wednesday Hike: Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flats Falls
08/08/2021 A.T. Vista Hike
08/07/2021 AT Work Trip
08/07/2021 Off-Trail Hike: The Gorges
08/04/2021 Wednesday Hike: Gabes Mountain Trail to Campsite 34
07/31/2021 Easy Hike: Little River Trail and Elkmont
07/31/2021 Charlies Bunion
07/28/2021 Wednesday Hike: Little River, Huskey Gap and Sugarland Mtn Trails
07/24/2021 Cumberland Trail to New River & Lick Creek Peak
07/24/2021 Off-Trail Hike: Steeltrap Falls
07/21/2021 Wednesday Hike: Rich Mtn, Indian Grave Gap, and Scott Mtn
07/17/2021 Knoxville Botanical Garden
07/10/2021 AT Work Trip
06/26/2021 Cataloochee Divide
06/19/2021 Gregory Bald via Long Hungry Ridge
06/12/2021 The Rocky Crag, Off-Trail Hike
06/12/2021 Roan Mountain Backpack
06/05/2021 National Trails Day Event
05/31/2021 Memorial Day joint SMHC/CMC hike: Kephart Prong to A.T. by two routes!
05/29/2021 Ramsey Cascade Hike
05/08/2021 Hike - Ace Gap
05/01/2021 Work Trip - AT
04/24/2021 Hike - Black Mountain / Cumberland Trail
04/18/2021 Hike - White Oak Sink
04/17/2021 Hike - Frozen Head Wildflower Hike
For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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