I really should announce my own hike. Every other blog has done that.
The Friends of the Smokies “Classic Hikes of the Smokies” series continues on Thursday April 19 with a hike on the Boogerman Trail. The 8.6-mile hike will features streams, big trees, artifacts and history.
We’ll see home sites, walk along old stone walls that once protected gardens and home sites, and visit towering hemlock and tulip trees on the next guided hike with Friends of the Smokies. Hopefully there will be still be spring flowers.
We’ll also learn why the Boogerman loop is not a loop right now. Also, what happened to the wagon wheel that leaned against the tree for years? I am unsure about the Park’s plans to renovate some bridges. But it will be a great out and back hike.
The hike is moderate in difficulty, and has a total elevation gain of 1,800′.
To register, email Hannah Epperson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 452-0720.