Smoky Mountains

Hiking Club

Memorial Day joint SMHC/CMC hike: Kephart Prong to A.T. by two routes!

  • 05/31/2021
  • GSMNP

Registration is closed

Last year we did not get to do our joint hike with the Carolina Mountain Club, so let's make up for it this year! 10 members from each club will meet at the Kephart Prong TH at 8:45am on Memorial Day. Using good social distancing and masking at the trailhead, we will draw cards for 2 groups, mixing up the members a bit! Using staggered start times, Group 1 will hike Kephart Prong to Sweat Heifer, A.T. North, then down Dry Sluice and Grassy Branch. Group 2 will hike Kephart Prong to Grassy Branch, Dry Sluice, A.T. South and then down Sweat Heifer. Both groups can choose to go to Charlies Bunion, the "real" bunion, both or neither. We will cross paths somewhere in the middle!

Hike is 14.2 miles total, rated moderately difficult due to elevation gains. Choose your challenge! (Actually, it will be randomly chosen for you!) Are you up for it!?

Pre-registration with the leader is required.

Leaders:
Diane Petrilla, petrillad@gmail.com, 931-224-5149
Cindy McJunkin, mcjfive@aol.com, 828-712-9646


For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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