Thursday, September 29, 2011

Andrews Bald Hike with the GSMA

Fantastic views and gorgeous fall colors await those hiking to Andrews Bald!

Join the Great Smoky Mountains Association and naturalist Liz Domingue on Saturday, October 8th for a 3.6 mile round-trip hike to Andrews Bald, one of the park's most picturesque destinations. This trail was one of the first to be improved in the park under the Trails Forever program.

Plan on packing a light lunch to enjoy at the bald while taking in the breathtaking colors of Autumn in the vast panorama.

As always, wear good hiking boots (the trail is rocky with a steep downhill section), bring water and rain gear. Though considered an easy hike, a hiking stick might be advisable also to help steady yourself as you traverse the rocks.

Meet Liz at the Clingmans Dome parking lot at 9:00 a.m. for what should prove to be a true Smokies experience!

Reservations are required and limited to 20 participants. A fee of $10 per adult will cover the cost of the presenter. Children under 12 are free. Call 865-436-7318, Ext. 222 or 254 to register.

For more detailed information on the hike to Andrews Bald, please click here.


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