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      3 Day Backpack: Rocky Fork State Park Aug 31 - Sept 2 in Knoxville

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      August 31, 2019

      Saturday   8:00 AM

      1600 Phillip Fulmer Way
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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      3 Day Backpack: Rocky Fork State Park Aug 31 - Sept 2

      A five-year $40 million project by the Conservation Fund and others started in December 2008 and recently resulted in US Forest Service and State of Tennessee ownership of almost 10,000 acres near Erwin, TN, knows as the Rocky Fork tract. The property is being maintained as natural areas with trail construction ongoing. On Saturday we will backpack to a camp at the headwaters of Rocky Fork; on Sunday we'll ascend to the Sampson Mountain Wilderness and Buzzard Rock, with its wonderful views of the entire Rocky Fork watershed, and then on to the Appalachian Trail, and descend to the camp off-trail; on Monday we'll hike back out. We'll see an area few people have yet explored. The backpack is rated strenuous because of elevation gain and some off-trail hiking. Hiking distance will be about 4.75 miles Friday and Monday, and 5.0 miles Sunday.

      Must preregister with Will Skelton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting time and location.

      Categories: Outdoors & Recreation

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