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AT Hike - Walnut Mountain Road to Dennis Cove

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Sep 22, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Sep 22, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Hampton TN

Trip Leader(s)


dnaturist
Jacksonville, FL United States

Meeting Time: 8:30 AM

Max # People: 8

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Moderate

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Region: South Atlantic

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Summary

This AT hike will be a one way, south to north 12.7 mile hike from Walnut Mountain Road to Dennis Cove Trailhead. 

 

At 1.7 miles we should have views of Grandfather, Roan, and Beech mountains.Then we should walk creekside for a while along Laurel Fork. 3.2 miles in to the hike we shall come to a section with several creek crossings. The first 6 miles of the hike should have gentle ups and downs. Then we will have an ascent of 500 feet over the next 0.7 mile. And then descend to Moreland Gap Shelter at 6.9 miles. From here, a slight climb will bring us to this section's high point of 4105 feet , at White Rocks Mountain.

Then we begin a descent of about 3 miles to Dennis Cove Trailhead. Plan to spend about 7 hours on this hike.

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The meeting place for this hike will be the Subway Restaurant located at 4861 US-19E in Hampton, Tennessee. Zip Code 37658. The phone number for the Subway is (432) 725-2400.

 

We will be leaving the Subway at 8:30 sharp for the trailheads. Please arrive earlier for breakfast and instructions.

Trip Leader

dnaturist

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Jacksonville, FL


United States

members signed up for this event

edfarthing

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Hickory, NC


United States
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