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Fiery Gizzard Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Tracy City, TN
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 14 2012  7:45 am >> Sat, Jan 14 2012 8:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 2 2012 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 13 2012 8:00 pm
Event Duration:12 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This hike will cover around 10 miles over varied terrain from flat to steep and very rocky. You must be in good condition, and have very good balance walking over and on top of rocks.

We will be hiking the Fiery Gizzard Loop Trail beginning at Grundy Forest State Natural Area. We will descend into the river gorge and hike about 1.7 miles along the river until we reach the Dog Hole Trail branch where we will ascend to the top of the ridge and continue approximately 3 miles to Raven Point. Here we will take a brief break before a steep descend back into the river gorge where we will follow the river for 4.5 miles back to the trailhead.

The trail along the river is very scenic with numerous falls and cascades as well as areas called Crumbling Bluff, The Fruit Bowl and Chimney Rock. It is also very rocky. In many sections we will literally be hiking on the rocks so good balance is required.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Plenty of food and water
  • hiking boots / trail shoes with good traction
  • clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • cash for your carpool driver and for dinner
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • hiking poles
  • camera

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Will be provided at carpool
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):277Mile(s)
    Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 am
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    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $110.80 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 encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

    Cost Includes:

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

    Due to difficult terrain on some portions of the trail, the hike will be postponed if icy conditions are forecast.