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Hike - Twin Arches - Fri., April 11, 2014

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Chota Center
 
TWIN ARCHES – Big South Fork
Distance:   5.2 miles
Rating:  Moderate
Driving time:  2 hrs. 20 min.
Leader:  Tom Ringenbach    865-458-0915  tommamie@charter.net
 
Located in Big South Fork NRRA, this hike has a lot to offer, starting with the twin natural arches that we meet fairly early in the hike.  We’ll take time here for picture taking.  The trail also takes us to a very rustic, but operational hostel; remains of a homestead and family cemetery dating to 1863; and finally to several very large rock overhangs.  The trail is generally well maintained with just a small amount of rock climbing near the rock walls.  There are a couple of steep stairs to navigate as well.

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.,