Big Hill Pond near Pocahontas, TN. 7 mile hike. Moderate to difficult. Joint hike with Memphis chapter. We willl meet at the parking lot above the boat dock where the hike begins. We will hike the 2.5 miles of rolling hills, followed by a half-mile long boardwalk across the Dismal Swamp. the next .7 mile go up a steep hill to the fire tower where we will have lunch. After lunch, we have another 4 miles of mostly moderate hills. Good boots are recommended due to a sometimes swampy area near the end of the hike along the lake. Bring hiking poles, lunch, and plenty of water. Camping is optional (arrange with the park). If you want to carpool meet at Panera Bread at 7:45 a.m. so that we can promptly leave at 8:00 or meet at the boat dock parking lot at 9:00. Also, optional to eat at Top of the River after hiking (in Michie). Please register with Howard Ropp at 731-693-4248 or email@example.com and also let Howard know if you plan to camp.