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Smoky Mountains Ramsey Cascades & Porters Creek
|Event Location:||Greenbrier Area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, May 22 2020 9:00 am >> Fri, May 22 2020 3:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Jan 16 2020 7:15 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, May 21 2020 7:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||6 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Ann Howard|
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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:||12 / 13 (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.
You are welcome to combine all or some of the hikes held by Trish and Jeff with these - for a full week of hiking. This is not a paid event. All costs: housing, food, transportation are paid by the members themselves. Consider housing in the Gatlinburg, TN area - please make reservations early and look for a good cancellation policy in the event of bad weather.
We will be exploring the Greenbrier area of the park by hiking the Ramsey Cascades Trail to see the tallest waterfall in the Smokies and then hiking along the Porters Creek Trail.
Ramsey Cascades Trail
The trail to the waterfall gains over 2,000' in elevation over its 4 mile course and the 8-mile roundtrip hike is considered strenuous in difficulty. It follows rushing rivers and streams for much of its length. The last 2 miles pass through an old-growth cove hardwood forest with large tuliptrees, basswoods, silverbells, and yellow birches.
Porters Creek Trail
|How to Get There:|
Ramsey Cascades Trailhead
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