Easy/moderate, 5-6 miles. We will drive to the Cohuta Wilderness and hike the Conasauga River trail to the river and back. This is two miles in and out. The return is a bit of a climb but you won’t notice because the scenery is beautiful. We will then drive north on good Forest Service roads into the Cherokee National Forest to the Conasauga River Snorkeling Hole. The trail from there goes along the River and is pretty much wide and flat. We will be alongside the river the whole way and if you have never been you are in for a real treat. It would be hard to find anything more beautiful and tranquil. Unless of course you step on a yellow jacket nest which happened to a few of us last time. Hopefully we won’t have to worry about this the last half of October. We can hike as long as we want and return for a day’s total of 5 or 6 miles, most of which is easy.
We will meet at the Wendy’s east off the I-75 East Ridge Exit 1 at 8:30 am. Please register with hike leader Trish Appleton at 423-240-3443 or Appletonemail@example.com.