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April 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Rocky Top/Exxon/McDonald's on US 27 in Spring City, TN
This will be a joint outing for TCWP and the Tennessee Native Plant Society. We will caravan from our meeting place to the Lower Piney River Trailhead to start a shuttle, leaving some cars there. We’ll then carpool to the Stinging Fork Falls Trailhead and hike back to the Piney River Trailhead.
This section of the Cumberland Trail was completed in the fall of 2018. Which spring flowers we will see is hard to predict, but the route is definitely scenic. The trail is up and down with many steps. The total walking distance will be about six miles if you choose. As an alternative, people are welcome to head back early to the Stinging Falls Fork Trailhead. They will need to have a car there, or otherwise will have to wait until the shuttle is completed in the afternoon. Those who choose this alternative could drive back from the Stinging Fork Trailhead to the Piney River Trail Head, then walk along the flat trail by Soak Creek to meet the rest of the group as they reach Soak Creek.
We’ll meet at the Rocky Top/Exxon/McDonald’s on U.S. 27 in Spring City at 10 a.m. Eastern. Bring a lunch, water, and bug spray.
This activity will be conducted to protect participants from COVID-19. Please wear masks to the start of the event and during group mingling, and try to maintain a six-foot distance from others whenever possible. The event may have to be reconsidered based on conditions at the time.
Reservations are required, and can be made by contacting Larry Pounds at 865-705-8516 (cell) or via email at PoundsL471@aol.com. Larry Pounds