National Trails Day In Tellico Plains

As part of National Trails Day, Tellico Plains, a designated "Trail Town" is sponsoring 3 hikes and a work trip on the John Muir Trail. This year's events take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Those wishing to join the group hikes (various lengths and difficulty levels will be offered) should meet at the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center in Tellico Plains at 9 AM.  Breakfast will be provided by Tellico Grains.

Those wanting to spend the day working on building a reroute on the John Muir Trail along the Hiwassee River, meet at the Quinn Springs Campground shelter at 9 AM along Highway 30 between US 411 and Reliance at 9 AM. Breakfast will be provided by Tellico Grains. Hikers need to bring a lunch and water. Trail workers need to wear long pants and sturdy boots also.

Dinner after the hikes will be provided by Tellico Outpost (Tellico Plains) and the Friends of the Cherokee National Forest (Quinn Springs). All trail workers will receive a free T-shirt commemorating the day. Day hikers can buy a T-shirt for $5. Kids are welcome as well but must be attended by a responsible parent or guardian or youth group leader (church, scouts, etc).

Please join the fun!

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