Smokies Mt. Cammerer Wildflower Hike
|Event Location:||Cosby Campground|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Apr 15 2017 9:00 am >> Sat, Apr 15 2017 8:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 5:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Mar 29 2017 8:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Apr 14 2017 11:30 pm|
|Event Duration:||11 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Backpacker Magazine named the Smokies hike to Mt. Cammerer as the National Parks' "Best Wildflower Hike" in its November 2009 issue. The challenging 16-mile Mt. Cammerer loop begins at the Cosby Campground trailhead (.25 miles) and then follows the Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail where trilliums not seen elsewhere in the park blossom and dwarf-crested iris paint the ground purple. After 7.4 miles, the trail intersects with the Appalachian Trail, and we will follow the AT for 2.3 miles until we reach the Mt. Cammerer Trail, which we will hike up .6 miles to have lunch at the fire tower. After lunch, we will hike back down the Mt. Cammerer Trail (.6 miles) and continue down the AT for 2.1 miles until we reach the junction with the Lower Gap Trail. The 2.5 mile trail will take us past orchid-like spring beauties that cover the forest floor like snow and pockets of yellow trout lilies until we return to the Cosby Campground (.25 miles).
|How to Get There:|
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Cosby, TN, proceed south on TN 32 about 1.5 miles south of the junction with US 321. Turn right at Cosby sign. Campground is another 2 miles.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||400Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||5:30 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $160.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.|
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