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Hike - Brushy Mountain Trail, Wed., Nov.19, 2014 (Cancelled, too cold)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014

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

 

BRUSHY MOUNTAIN TRAIL

Distance:  11.6 miles

Elevation Gain:  2800 feet

Rating:  Difficult

Driving Time:  2 hrs., 15 min.

Leader:   Hamish de Wilde  860-716-4016   signal530@gmail.com 

 

This hike follows a little used trail beginning in the Greenbrier area east of Gatlinburg.  We will climb to Trillium Gap and then on to the summit of Brushy Mountain,  just under 5000 feet elevation.  The bald atop Brushy Mountain affords great views of Gatlinburg and surrounding mountains.  There will be an opportunity to visit a historic farm site near the conclusion of the hike.

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.,