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Hike - Charlie's Bunion - Fri., Aug.9, 2013

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Chota Center
 
CHARLIE’S BUNION
Distance:  8.1 miles
Elevation Gain:  1640 feet
Rating:  Difficult
Driving Time:   Approx. 2 hours
Leader:  Larry Peck    865-408-1677   lap44@aol.com
This challenging trail begins at Newfound Gap in Smoky Mountain National Park.  The trail traverses some of the most spectacular views in the  Smokies.  The steady climb over the course of the first two miles will lead to a distant observation of the North Carolina Smokies.  At the 2.7 mile point, you will pass Icewater Spring Shelter.  This water is cold, but should not be drunk without  treatment.  Many hikers rate the next two miles as some of the most spectacular in the Smokies.  The view from the Bunion makes all the effort worthwhile.

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 cost of gas, etc.