With the assumption that Icewater privy will still be closed, we will plan to backpack mulch to Double Springs shelter for storage in the privy mulch boxes there. As many folks know, mulch is crucial for the function of the composting privies in the Park, and we want to be sure supplies are adequate for the southbound thru-hikers this fall! We will have pre-bagged mulch in 20 lb. bags, as well as extra backpacking-style backpacks if you need one. Please meet at Cracker Barrel off of the Strawberry Plains exit (1510 Cracker Barrel Lane) at 7AM, or at the Clingmans Dome parking lot at 8:45AM. Bring plenty of water, sturdy shoes, and snacks/ lunch. Roundtrip gas mileage from Cracker Barrel to Clingmans Dome and back is $11.00.
Leader: Diane Petrilla
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592