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Hike - Alum Cave - Fri., Sept. 13, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Chota Center
 
ALUM CAVE
Distance:   6 miles
Rating:   Moderate
Driving Time:  1.5 hours
Elevation Gain:   2700 feet
Leader:  Hamish deWilde   signal53@aol.com     860-716-4016
 
This hike is one of the best in the Smokies.  It follows the banks of the Alum Cave Creek through tall rhododendrons and passes through a rock tunnel known as Arch Rock.  The Alum Bluffs were mined up until the Civil War and produced Epsom salts, saltpeter and magnesia.

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 gas, etc.