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Hike - Schoolhouse Gap Loop - Fri., Feb.10, 2017

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Chota Center
 
SCHOOLHOUSE GAP LOOP
(Note change in schedule.  Cove Mountain Trail is closed due to the fires.  Hopefully this hike can
be rescheduled later  this year.)
Distance:   8.9 miles
Elevation Gain:  500 feet
Rating:   Moderate
Driving Time:  1.25 hours
Leader:  Terry Nyenhuis  865-206-9476  terrynyenhuis@gmail.com
 
We’ll begin this hike 3.9 miles towards Cades Cove from the Townsend “Y” on Laurel Creek Road.  We’ll hike 1.1 miles up the Schoolhouse Gap trail, then turn left on Turkeypen Ridge trail for 3.6 miles to Laurel Creek Road.  We’ll cross the road and hike 2.8 miles on Finley Cane trail to Bote Mountain trail.  We’ll then hike this trail downhill 1.4 miles to Laurel Creek Road a short distance from where we began.  Most of the hike will be an easy walk in the woods.  There is an elevation gain of 200 feet in the first mile, then 300 feet in the first  3/4 mile of Turkeypen Ridge trail.