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Wednesday Hike: Lead Cove/Bote Mountain/Thunderhead

  • 02/09/2022
  • 8:45 AM
  • Lead Cove Trailhead, Laurel Creek Rd, GSMNP
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  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

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Let's take a chance on hiking to a high elevation (and perhaps some snow!) We'll climb Lead Cove, then Bote, then turn north on the Appalachian Trail for another 1.5 miles to Rocky Top and Thunderhead. Hike 12.4 miles RT. Rated difficult due to elevation gain of 3700 ft. Some may want to go to A.T. and back only, for RT mileage of 9.4 and elevation gain of 3100 ft. (or some lower climb permutation of that). Meet at Alcoa FC at 8 am or at Lead Cove TH at 8:45 am. 50 miles RT= $2.50.

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

Leader: Diane Petrilla

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

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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