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Fall Creek Falls and Fiery Gizzard 2 Day Extravaganza

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Monteagle Tennessee   Hike: Fall Creek Falls and Fiery Gizzard 2 Day Extravaganza  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 1 2019  7:30 am >> Sun, Jun 2 2019 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 30 2019 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 29 2019 7:48 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 10 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:27 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Jacobs
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Join me on a 2 day hiking adventure in beautiful Tennessee!

We will be exploring 2 of the best state parks that Tennessee has to offer.

Day 1: Fall Creek Falls State Park

Water falls, swinging bridges (my personal favorite), vistas and swimming holes await us at this jewel of a park. We will be combining the Lower Loop, Base of the Falls, Paw Paw and Cable trails on this tour of the park. The overlooks and waterfalls at this park are quite amazing.  We will be finishing the hike on the exciting "Cable Trail", a short hike that will require the assistance of a cable to get down to a spectacular swimming hole. I can't wait!  14 miles/2500 feet of ascent.

Day 2: Fiery Gizzard Trail

Considered one of the nations top 25 trails, Fiery Gizzard has rough terrain and big payoffs! We will be doing this trail as a shuttle hike from Grundy to Foster Falls. Waterfalls, boulders, vistas and a quick dip at Foster Falls, this will be a full day of hiking and fun! 13 miles/1800 feet of ascent with difficult terrain.

The "Local Color"

How often do you get to enjoy the food and lodging experience that screams "Monteagle Tennessee"?  Not often enough I am sure.  I want to be close to the center of all the action, so I will be staying at the luxurious Rodeway Inn. All the comfort that $64 can buy!


Recent D4/D5 experience is required to join the fun.


Required Items to Bring:

Change of clothes

A great attitude

Trail food

A list of jokes and wisecracks

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How to Get There:
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):350Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $140.00 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.


We will be spending time in the Central Time Zone.

Everyone is responsible for their own lodging arrangements.

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