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Hike - Rich Mountain Loop - Fri., Oct.26, 2012

 
FRIDAY, October 26, 2012
Depart at 8:30 a.m. from the Cooper Visitor Center (NOTE DIFFERENT DEPARTURE TIME)
 
RICH MOUNTAIN LOOP
Distance:   8.5 Miles 
Rating:    Moderate
Elevation Gain:   1750 feet
Driving time:  1-1/2 hours
Leader:   Terry Nyenhuis   865-206-9476    terrynyenhuis@gmail.com    
This is a loop hike combining three trails (Crooked Arm Ridge, Indian Grave Gap, & Rich Mountain Loop) and hiking along the ridge on the north side of Cades Cove.  The hike begins near the entrance to Cades Cove.  There are outstanding views of Cades Cove and Tuckaleechee Cove.  We will pass and visit the John Oliver cabin.  The fall color views should be magnificent.

Hiking boots and hiking sticks are recommended. Driving directions will be provided the morning of the hike.
Bring water and a trail lunch. Carpooling is recommended, passengers are asked to contribute $6 to the driver to help cover gas, etc.