Sat, Jul 18 2020 - Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain No Carpool! (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Chuck R
Participants:Chuck R, Karen S, Laura Sensenig, Chris H, Steve T, Jason O, Christa, Steve H, Yovani, Mary Kay

Write Up:
This day started out with a full parking lot at Unicoi Gap. After the group briefing we started the climb up Rocky. I used the Kennesaw method - the front takes off. The remaining of us kept a tight line. We took lunch at the out crop that gave us afforded views to the East. Soon as we finished lunch, we heard a rumble of thunder which later came a refreshing rain shower as we took the backside climb of Rocky. The rain dropped the temps and brought in a cool breeze. The return hike split into 3 groups which was fine, everyone hiked their own hike with plenty of smiles. Mary Kay spotted a Copperhead just inches off the trail. The old Appalachians say if you step on one it's a sure cure for the constipation. After that - I was mindful keeping my feet on the trail and letting the wildlife have its territory! It was nice to meet Laura S.