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Hike - Thomas Divide Trail to Campsite #52 - Fri., Oct.10, 2014

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014

Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Chota Center

 

THOMAS DIVIDE TRAIL TO NEWTON BALD TRAIL TO CAMPSITE #52

Distance:  11 miles

Elevation Gain:  800 feet

Rating:  Moderate

Driving Time:   2 hours

Leader:  Terry Nyenhuis  865-206-9476   terrynyenhuis@gmail.com

 

This trailhead is 3 miles south of Newfound Gap on Newfound Gap Road.  The Thomas Divide Trail begins at an elevation of approximately 4650 feet and courses up and down through the forest.   Not too easy.  Not too difficult. At 5 miles we’ll meet the Newton Bald Trail and hike .5 miles to  Campsite #52 where we will have lunch.  After lunch we’ll backtrack the 5.5 miles to our vehicles where we’ll be happy to get off our feet.  We’ll know we have been hiking.

Bring a jacket or fleece to wear at lunch, a change of shoes for after the hike and a plastic bag for your muddy boots.