Mon, Jul 6 2020 - Sope Creek (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Holt Ward
Participants:Holt Ward, Claudia, Rocky M, Silvia B, Evy, Gloria Colley, Shirley N, Gerrilyn, Dan C, Michelle D

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Write Up:

We dodged the rain this morning with sprinkles right before our hike began and heavy rain starting immediately after the conclusion of the hike.  With the potential for rain, we kept the hike to the Sope Creek section instead of our normal extension into Cochran Shoals.  This allowed us to explore some trails we don't usually use including one along the shore of Sope Creek. 

The views along the creek were great but there were a few obstacles across the trail which we had to negotiate.  The group plowed through those challenges and we made our way upstream until we reached an area across the creek from the Paper Mill ruins.  After that, we made our way to the Pulp Mill ruins near the bridge over Sope Creek before returning to our cars and the end of our 4.5 mile, 2 hour hike.  ~ Holt