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Smith Creek Trail to Anna Ruby Falls
|Event Location:||Unicoi State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jan 28 2023 9:00 am >> Sat, Jan 28 2023 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jan 23 2023 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jan 27 2023 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||8 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bill S|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Join us for a challenging hike on the Smith Creek Trail at Unicoi State Park. We start at the camp gounds and hike 5 miles to Anna Ruby Falls. Along the way we climb up to Hickory Ridge with the first two miles being a strenous uphill. We pass by feeder creeks with small water falls while hiking along Smith Creek. Then we hike along the rocky ridge with views of the valley, with the sound of Anna Ruby Falls in the background. We will stop near Anna Ruby Falls then have lunch near the visitors center.
This should be a good time of year when the leaves are down and we have good views of the creeks and hillsides.
This is not a hike for beginners because of the elevation gain of over 2300 feet and we will be hiking at a moderate pace. There is a $5 parking fee if you do not have a pass. Please be at the P&R ten minutes early to sign in and arrange the carlpool.
This is a difficlut D4 hike of 10.5 miles. Recent D4 experience is needed to join the fun.
We will first drive to the Unicoi Lodge to get a parking pass and a restroom break before starting the hike.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||140Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||9:00 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.00 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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