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Day Hike to Mt. LeConte

Mt. LeconteSpend the day with a naturalist and former park ranger exploring the plants, animals and history along one of the most beautiful and significant trails in the Smokies. Start in the hemlocks, and wind through northern hardwood, heath bald and spruce-fir forests to see majestic views on the third highest peak in the Park. Follow a cascading creek, climb through a huge rock, smell the remnants of Civil War mining at Alum Cave Bluff and learn why this trail led to the Smokies becoming a National Park. After resting at historic LeConte Lodge, stroll up to the Cliff Topsí fantastic view. Perhaps most memorable on this 10-mile round-trip hike will be the discovery and identification of the trees, flowers, birds, salamanders and other wildlife that make the Smokies the biological capital of temperate America.
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Code:09FA918
Dates:October 17, 2009    Check for other dates
Meets:Sa : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hours:9.00
Location:Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Instructor:Carey Jones
Fee:$49  

Notes:Participants need to be prepared to hike this 10-mile roundtrip strenuous hike. Meet at the Alum Cave Bluff Trail parking lot on Newfound Gap Road. Additional information is enclosed.

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