Monday, September 14, 2009

75 Hikes on the 75th: October 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 seven hikes scheduled for October:

Oct 3. AT from Clingmans Dome / Welch Ridge / Jonas Creek / Forney Creek / Forney Ridge / Clingmans Dome

Oct 4. Kephart Prong / Grassy Br. / Dry Sluice / Cabin Flats / Bradley Fork / Smokemont

Oct 10. Cooper Creek / Deeplow Gap / Mingus Creek / Newton Bald / Thomas / Deeplow / Cooper Cr.

Oct 17. Rabbit Creek / Hannah Mtn / Cooper Rd / Cane Creek / Goldmine / Cooper Rd to Abrams

Oct 18. Rabbit Creek / Hannah Mountain

Oct 24. Lakeshore Tunnel to Campsite 77

Oct 31. AT from Newfound Gap to Inadu / Snake Den Ridge

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

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