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Hike - Alum Cave Trail to Mt. LeConte - Fri., June 9, 2017

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
Depart at 7:00 a.m. from Chota Center
NOTE CHANGE IN START TIME
 
MT. LECONTE (Alum Cave Trail)
Distance:  10 miles   
Elevation Gain:  2600 feet
Rating:  Difficult
Driving Time: 1.75 hours
Leader:  Ed Walinski  865-657-4646  edwalins1954@gmail.com
 
This route up LeConte will begin at the Alum Cave Trail parking area on US 441 toward Newfound Gap and Cherokee.  Highlights include Arch Rock, Alum Cave Bluff, LeConte Lodge and views from High Top at an elevation of 6593 feet.  The lodge also has a small store where those interested can purchase the latest t-shirt.
Please keep in mind that weather conditions at these elevations can be more extreme than at lower elevations.  Water is available at LeConte Lodge.