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Hiking Club

AT Trail Maintenance Backpack

  • 04/20/2024
  • 04/21/2024
  • Tremont, GSMNP
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We plan to hike up Middle Prong and Greenbrier Ridge Trails to the AT and Derrick Knob Trail Shelter where we spend the night along with possible through hikers. After resting up a bit we will hike southbound on the AT a mile or so and perform some light trail maintenance such as trimming vegetation, small blowdown removal and waterbar cleaning. We will return to the shelter for the night. In the morning after packing up, we will head northbound on the AT and continue working on the trail over to Buckeye Gap and the Miry Ridge Trail. There we head downhill to the Lynn Camp Prong trail and return to Middle Prong and back to the cars. Hike 8.3 miles plus 2-3 miles on the AT Saturday with 3000 ft. elevation gain and 12.7 miles on Sunday. Rated Difficult. Drive 60 miles RT. Please register in advance with a leader. We plan to reserve several bunks at the trail shelter.

Leaders: Tim Bigelow and Steve Dunkin

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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