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Hiking, Smoky Mountains, Southeast / 17.07.2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012 Meigs Creek to Meigs Mountain to Jakes Gap, to Miry Ridge Trail to Dripping Springs Campsite 26. Spent the night at the Fontana Hilton once again. Arrived at midnight and found one other person sound asleep in the shelter. A couple of tents were pitched on some pads down the hill from the shelter. Early morning westerly view from Foothills Parkway. The next morning I drove the Dragon Tail and the Foothills Parkway to Townsend, ate blueberry pancakes and positioned my bicycle in the woods near Tremont. The...

Hiking, Smoky Mountains, Southeast / 20.04.2012

The following is an itinerary for a prospective hike. Day 1 - Little River Rd Meigs Creek Trailhead, South 3.5 mi on Meigs Creek Trail, 6.0 mi east on Meigs Mountain Trail, 2.9 mi south on Jakes Creek Trail, South on Miry Ridge Trail to Campsite 26 (Dripping Spring Mountain, elev. 4400 ft) - approx. distance 14 mi. Day 2 - Miry Ridge Trail south 0.5 mi approx., Lynn Camp Prong Trail west (right), 3.7 mi, Middle Prong Trail north (right) 4.1 mi to Trail head, Return to Meigs Creek...

Hiking, Smoky Mountains, Southeast / 20.04.2012

Planned hike April 21-22, 2012 Weather forecast - Thunderstorms on Saturday, Rain on Sunday, Low of 33 deg F Itinerary Day 1 -  Round Bottom to Hyatt Ridge trailhead on Straight Fork Rd via bicycle, Hyatt Ridge Trail 1.9 mi west, Enloe Creek Trail 7.2 mi round trip (west then east), Hyatt Ridge Trail 2.6 mi north to Campsite 44 (McGee Spring, elev 5040 ft). Day 2 - Hyatt Ridge Trail 0.9 mi south, Beech Gap Trail 2.8 mi to Round Bottom [slideshow] Saturday, April 21, 2012 I hid my pack behind a tree near the parking lot...