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Hike - Rock House & Ogle Cemetery (off trail) - Fri., Feb. 8, 2013

 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Chota (Cooper) Visitor Center
 
TRAIL TO THE ROCK HOUSE
Distance:    Approx. 6 miles
Elevation Gain:  Approx. 500 feet   
Rating:   Moderate
Driving Time:  1.5 hours
Leader:   Bev Hawkins    865-406-0297   bevhawkins@aol.com
 
We will hike from Sugarlands Visitor Center to the Rock House, which is off trail from Old Sugarlands Trail.  There is one substantial creek crossing just before we reach the Rock House.  Be sure to bring your  poles.  On the way back we will visit the Ogle Cemetery, one of the largest in the park, and where the CCC camp was for the Sugarlands area.  Lunch will be in Gatlinburg at the Best Little Italian Restaurant.

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