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Hike - Oswald Dome Trail - Wed., Mar.27, 2013

 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Chota Center (across from Marathon station)
 
OSWALD DOME TRAIL
Distance:    8 miles in and out
Elevation Gain:    2250 feet   
Rating:  Moderate
Driving Time:   1 hour to Reliance, TN 
Leader:   Gail Eades   865-599-6785    G3Evolution@gmail.com
 
This well maintained trail reaches the top of Oswald Dome on Bean Mountain for some spectacular winter views west and north in the Cherokee National Forest.   The first 2.7 miles is a steady uphill grade to the almost flat top of the mountain, then the trail levels out to a moderate grade. 

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 help cover gas, etc.