We’ll make this annual SMHC fall color hike to scenic Mt Cammerer a longer loop hike to include the lesser used and longer Lower Mt. Cammerer trail and call it a Map-Marker hike. From Cosby Hiker parking lot we hike up famously steep Low Gap Trail and join up with the AT at the gap. We take the AT over Sunup Knob and anyone interested can help the ATMC by performing some light trail maintenance on the way to the Mt Cammerer fire tower where we enjoy a lunch break and views of colors changing below. We may meet up with the SMHC off trail group there. After lunch we’ll return back to the AT and continue downhill about 2 miles with more chance for light trail maintenance on to the intersection with Lower Mt Cammerer Trail. This trail has a slower downhill rate and passes an interesting view of the valley on its way back to Cosby. Hike 15.5 miles RT with 3200 Ft elevation gain. Rated difficult due to length and elevation gain. If some members of the group wish to return via the shorter AT/Low Gap Route the hike can be reduced by 4.5 miles. Meet at Strawberry Plains Cracker Barrel promptly at 8 am and drive to Cosby hiker parking lot (Drive 110 miles RT @ 10 cents = $11.00) or meet at Cosby parking lot at 9:15.
Leader: Tim Bigelow
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592