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Hike - Rich Mountain Loop - Wed., Nov.20, 2013

Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Chota Center
Distance:   8.5 Miles 
Rating:    Moderate
Elevation Gain:   1750 feet
Driving time:  1-1/2 hours
Leader:   John Winn   865-675-6272
This is a loop hike combining three trails (Crooked Arm Ridge, Indian Grave Gap, & Rich Mountain Loop) and hiking along the ridge on the north side of Cades Cove.  The hike begins near the entrance to Cades Cove.  With no foliage on the trees, from the ridge top we will have outstanding views of Cades Cove, Tuckalechee Cove, and Townsend.    We will also pass and visit the John Oliver cabin.
This is a great hike for someone who feels comfortable doing a moderate 5 or 6 mile hike and wants to try something a little longer/harder.

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.