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Hiking Club

Charlies Bunion

  • 07/01/2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • Newfound Gap Parking Area, GSMNP
  • 8


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Originally known as “Fodderstack”, it was Horace Kephart who got this extremely popular rock outcropping put on a government map as Charlies Bunion. From the Newfound Gap parking area, we will begin our hike travelling north on the AT. Approximately four miles in we will arrive at our destination. Here we will enjoy lunch and amazing panoramic views of Mount Le Conte, Greenbrier Pinnacle, Mount Kephart, the Jump Off, the Sawteeth and the beautiful Porters Creek Valley below. We’ll return the way we came. The hike is 8 miles and is rated Moderate. Meet at Alcoa Food City, 131 N Hall Rd., Alcoa (note this store is now closed) ready to leave at 7:30am {drive: 100 miles RT @ 10¢/mile = $10.00} or at Newfound Gap at 9:00am. The leader will meet the group at Newfound Gap, not the carpool site.

Leader: Pat Watts

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

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

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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