• Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Cataloochee Area, Waynesville, NC, October 24-27, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Cataloochee Area, Waynesville, NC, October 24-27, 2019

  • 24 Oct 2019
  • 27 Oct 2019
  • Great Smoky Mt NP, Waynesille, NC

Effective on all 2019 trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel, even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the roster (i.e. who stay on the waitlist) will not be charged the fee.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cataloochee Area, Waynesville, NC

October 24-27, 2019

Co-Trip Leaders: Phyllis Legan and Cindy Durr

Type of Trip: Hiking

Trip Cost/Deposit: $204/$102

Cancellation Date and full payment: July 26, 2019

Wilderness Level: 3 High Risk – Forested setting with road access but EMS more than 2 hours away      

Trip Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous with up to 10 miles per day and up to 2200 foot elevation gain in one day.

Group Size: 9/7 Maximum/Minimum

Adults Only

Join us for an adventure to Cataloochee Valley near Waynesville, NC in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This area is noted for its history including several cabins, churches and homes built before the 1930’s when the park was created. It is also known for wildlife viewing since elk were re-introduced here in 2001(late October is near the end of the rut season). There is always a chance to see turkeys and possibly a bear as well.

We will be front country camping in the primitive campground. Prepare for cool nights and some steep climbs with moderate footing. Plans are to hike the Little Cataloochee Valley trail (10.2 miles and lots of history) and the Boogerman Trail (7.3 miles and several stream crossings) all depending on the weather and stream height. There are many alternate trails which are also beautiful if we need to change plans. If you are a fisherman (Tennessee or N. Carolina license needed) you may have some time in the evening to try for trout as well. 

Trip cost includes transportation in club van, park entrance, camping fees, six trail meals, use of shared club gear, and miscellaneous supplies. Meals on the road are at your expense.

All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form  and Long Waiver Form.  

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