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Hikers Club headed to Appalachian Trail

Hikers Club headed to Appalachian Trail

The Johnson County Hikers Club is open to everyone. You do not have to be highly experienced though the ability to hike the length of the trail is essential. Beginners and supervised children are welcome. We will meet in the parking lot of the Food Lion in Mountain City on the Hwy 421 end. We meet at 8:45 a.m. and leave at 9:00 a.m. sharp unless otherwise stated. We carpool from there to hike sites. Bring a walking stick, lunch, plenty of water and sunscreen. A hat often comes in handy, too. All hikes are on Saturday unless otherwise stated. Because of weather conditions or unexpected events, we may need to substitute our stated destination for something more fitting to the day. If you have questions, call Carol at 727-5947 or check us out on Facebook.

June 24th: Today we are heading to Virginia for Grayson Highlands State Park. Since this is a bit of a drive, we will leave at 8:30 so plan to get to Food Lion by 8:15. There are numerous trails to take here but we plan to start out with the Wilson Creek hike. It is just over two miles of beautiful trail along the tumbling creek to enjoy and then we will probably hike a similar length along the Cabin Creek Trail farther up the mountain. There is more to see than we can get to in one day including the opportunity to see this year’s crop of wild horses. So plan to join us for this all day adventure.