Fires Creek Rim Trail
|Event Location:||Hayesville, NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Nov 14 2020 7:00 am >> Sat, Nov 14 2020 6:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Nov 2 2020 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Nov 12 2020 6:00 am|
|Event Duration:||11 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D7: Extreme|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||6|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Ready for some fun? We will follow the rim around the Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area, and this time of year Lake Chatuge should be in view on different sections of the rim.
We will hike all the rim sections as follows:
7.6 mi - Huskins Branch Hunter Camp to Big Stamp
5.4 mi - Big Stamp to Weather man Bald
2.6 mi - Weatherman Bald to Tusquitee Bald
3.5 mi - Tusquitee Bald to Fires Creek Picnic Area
3.5 mi - Leatherwood Loop Trail
Total: 25 miles and 7,700 ft of assent.
Be ready as we may encounter snow, blowdowns, and this trail has many bumps which never seem to end.
This is a strenuous hike and only for advanced hikers with recent experience of hiking 15 or more miles in the mountains.
The trip leader(s) reserves the right to consider participant's past history and to make the final determination for participation on this hike.
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