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Hike - Meigs Creek/Curry Mtn. - Wed., Aug.28, 2013

WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST 28, 2013
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Chota Center
 
MEIGS CREEK/CURRY MOUNTAIN
Distance:    8.7 miles
Elevation Gain:    900 feet
Rating:  Moderate
Driving Time:    1 hr. 15 min.
Leader:   Tom Ringenbach    865-458-0915   tommamie@charter.net    
 
The trailhead for Meigs Creek Trail is at The Sinks, two miles from Metcalf Bottoms on Little River Road.  We will have an immediate photo op at The Sinks, and shortly thereafter at Meigs Falls.  During the 3.5 miles we are on this trail we will encounter 18 (we counted them) stream crossings.  Typical low water in late August hopefully should make these easy rock hops.   At the Meigs Mountain Trail, we will hike 1.9 miles to the Curry Mountain Trail, which will return us to Metcalf Bottoms.  There is a small family cemetery along the way to visit and a couple of scenic openings in the trail as well.  We should reach Campsite 19 about lunchtime, providing a good place for our break.

 
This is a shuttle hike.  We will leave one car at Metcalf Bottoms and drive the remaining cars two miles to The Sinks to begin our hike.  Hiking sticks are especially recommended because of the stream crossings. 
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.