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Hike - Twentymile Loop - Fri., Nov.8, 2013

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Chota Center
 
TWENTYMILE LOOP TRAIL
Distance:   7.5 miles
Rating:  Moderate
Driving Time: 1-1/2 hrs.
Elevation gain:  1300 feet
Leader:   Curt Sheldon   865-458-8510 curtssheldon@gmail.com
 
This is a loop hike connecting three GSMNP trails.  The first three miles ascend the Twentymile Trail to the junction with Twentymile Loop Trail.  Twentymile Creek parallels the route most of the way, and there are many opportunities for water photography including Twentymile Cascade.   Most of the elevation gain is in the first three miles, and there are some steep sections.  The hike then follows the Twentymile Loop Trail to the descent on Wolf Ridge Trail. 
Note:  This hike requires driving the Tail of the Dragon, US Hwy.129, and some hikers have developed motion sickness on this road.

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.