Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 37307
Trail Work Trip
Sunday, April 14, 2012
Brief Description: We will meet at Childer’s Creek Trail Head at 9:00 a.m. The hike is a beautiful, easy 3 mile trail along the Hiwassee River. It can be either a 3 mile or a 6 mile hike depending on time and car shuttle. The group will be doing some reconstruction of bad spots on the Club’s section of the Trail, in addition to picking up trash and lopping. Please bring gloves, clippers, water and a snack/lunch. Trash bags will be provided.
Directions: If coming from Cleveland, go to and through Benton, turn right onto Rt. 30 towards Reliance, cross the bridge at Webb's Store, cross the railroad tracks, turn immediately right at Rosie's Restaurant and follow the road until you see the Childers' Creek Trailhead with the sign on the right.
Length: 3 or 6 miles, easy
Difficulty Rating: easy
Elevation Gain: almost level
Hike Leader: If interested, please contact the hike leaders by Friday evening, April 13th. Debbie Flower: 476-3907 or Clayton Pannell at 423-263-9730
Post-Trip Report: It was a gorgeous day as five hikers set forth to clean up the three mile “Adopt a Trail” section of the John Muir Trail along the Hiwassee River. The trail was clipped and snipped along with a great botany lesson from Richard; while Clayton and Dave did massive gradient work. Hike Leaders: Clayton Pannell and Deborah Flower. Hikers: Rebecca Levings, Dave Flower and Richard Foster. Canine hiker; Abby Flower
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