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Hike - Laurel Falls parking to Metcalf Bottoms picnic area - Fri., Nov.16, 2012

Friday November 16, 2012
Depart at 8:00 AM from the Chota Center
opposite the Marathon Station
Hike: Laurel Falls Parking to Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
Distance: 7.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 2000 Ft
Rating: Moderate
Activities:  Hiking, photography
Leader: Bob Stewart 458-3727

This 7.6 mile moderate hike is made up of 4 trails.  Starting at the Laurel Falls parking lot on Little River Road, we will ascend a little over 2000 feet using the Laurel Falls Trail and the Little Greenbriar Trail then descend using the Little Briar Gap Trail and the Metcalf Bottoms Trail to the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area.  During the day we will pass Laurel Falls, an overlook of Wears Valley, the Walker Sisters Home and the Little Greenbriar School.  The hike will be either a car drop or a key swap.
Hiking boots and hiking stick(s) are recommended.  Bring water and a trail snack plus Epipen if you have one.  Driving Directions from Tellico Village Chota Center to Laurel Falls parking will be provided at the Chota Center.
Car pooling is recommended and will be set up the morning of the hike at the Chota Center opp. the Marathon gas station in Tellico Village. Passengers are asked to contribute $6 to the driver to help cover the cost of gas.