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Hike - Lookout Mountain - Wed., April 29, 2015 (cancelled - rain expected)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Chota Center
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN   (Rescheduled from February 25, 2015)
Distance:   approx. 5 miles
Elevation Gain:   approx. 600 feet
Rating:  Moderate
Driving time:  1.5 hours
Leader:  Tom Ringenbach   865-458-0915    tommamie@charter.net
 
This hike will hopefully appeal to those who enjoy great vistas and/or Civil War history.  Lookout Mountain was the scene of a significant Civil War battle on November 24, 1863.  We stop for lunch at Point Park, which has a small museum, cannons, monuments, and signage documenting the battle.  It also boasts fantastic vistas of Chattanooga.  Most of the trail is not difficult.  However, there is a fair amount of uphill climbing on this hike.  The trail is somewhat rocky, and there is a tall metal stairs to climb to enter Point Park.