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Hike Changes - Jan 19 and Feb 2, 2020

posted Jan 16, 2020, 8:27 AM by Eric Middlemas
 Due to schedule conflicts, we are changing the dates on 2 Sunday hikes.  Here are the hikes for Sun. Jan. 19 and Sun. Feb. 2 (note different meeting locations):

SUN. JAN. 19             JACOB'S NATURE PARK

Hike: 2+ miles          Rating: Easy             Drive: 2 miles

We will approach Jacob’s Park from the Tweetsie Trailhead. Within the park, there are easy loops around the wetlands and along Sinking Creek, and a moderately difficult loop that ascends the ridge. The wetlands of Sinking Creek are for education and water quality study. There is a cave beside the ridge trail that we may spot, and there are mature trees in the ridge forest. The park is named in memory of young Jacob Francisco who lived along Sinking Creek. Leader: Roy Holcomb, (423) 926-1313. Depart Arby's 1:15 p.m.

SUN. FEB. 2             DOE RIVER GORGE

Hike: 5 miles (in / out ) Rating: Easy Drive: 8 miles ($1)
The trail follows the railroad of the ET & WNC “Tweetsie” route through the Doe River Gorge with its cliffs towering hundreds of feet above and its trove of rare plants covering the ground cliffs and stream side. The trail passes through two tunnels and has an easy grade. Because the tunnel distance is short, there should be ample light to watch our footing. Leader: Janice Miller, (423) 543-5602. Depart Elizabethton High School 1:15 p.m.