Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 37307
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Ranger District Worktrips
Benton MacKaye Trail Worktrips
Thursday, Jan 2 - Oswald Dome Trail - Meet at the Quinn Springs Picnic Area along TN 30. We will shuttle up to the top of the mountain and log and brush out this 4.0 mile popular trail.
Thursday, Jan 9 - John Muir Trail from TN68 to eastern end - Meet at Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center at 8 AM or the Coker Creek Welcome Center at 8:30. We will shuttle to the trailhead and brush and log out this 3 mile section of the trail which has not been worked on for several years through this area which had been burned over and is thick with kudzu and briers.
Thursday, Jan 16 - Johnl Muir Trail east of TN68 - we will finish this section off. Meet at the Coker Creek Welcome Center at 8:30 AM or the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center at 8 AM
Thursday, Jan 23 - Starr Mtn Hiking Trail - we will log and brush out this trail. Meet at 8 AM at Maple Springs Trailhead
Saturday, Jan 25 - TN/NC BMTA Work Trip - we will meet at the Coker Creek Welcome Center at 8:30 AM and from there we will carpool to the trailheads for work on the BMT between Unicoi Gap and TN68. Most of the work will be on repairing the tread and reestablishing drainage. We will also remove a few trees from the trail.
Thursday, Jan 30 - Coffee Branch and Chestnut Mtn Trails - Meet at Lost Corral or Maple Springs at 8 AM. Contact Tazz to let him know where you will meet.
Thursday, Feb 13 - Annual Planning Mtg for work trips in Tellico & Ocoee - Meet at the Tellico Ranger Station at 9 AM