Saturday, July 25, 2009

75 Hikes on the 75th: August Schedule

As part of the year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Jerry Span from the Fontana Hiking Club has organized a program called “75 Hikes on the 75th”. As the name would imply, there will be 75 organized hikes in the Smoky Mountains throughout 2009.

Hikers are invited to hike one, some, or all the hikes on the calendar.

Below are the eight hikes scheduled for August:

Aug 1. Thomas Divide / Kanati Fork

Aug 1. Mingus Creek

Aug 8. Low Gap II / Low Gap I / Big Creek / Camel Gap / AT Camel Gap to Low Gap / Low Gap II

Aug 9. AT from Clingmans Dome to Greenbrier / Coldspring Knob / Miry Ridge / Jakes Creek

Aug 15. Baskins Creek / Graveyard Ridge

Aug 22. AT / Sugarlands Mtn

Aug 23. Lead Cove / Bote Mtn / AT from Spence Field to Greenbrier / Middle Prong

Aug 29. AT from Newfound Gap / Boulevard / Alum Cave

For more information on these hikes, please email organizer Jerry Span at or phone: 828-498-2122.

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