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Savage Gulf Backpacking Trip
March 4 @ 9:00 am – March 6 @ 5:00 pm
Weekend Backpacking Trip – South Cumberland Recreation Area. Savage Gulf State Natural Area. Backpack hike starting Friday March 4 and finishing up on Sunday March 6. Total mileage over three days is approximately 29 miles and rated strenuous due to elevation change and hike distance. Joint trip with the Highland Rim chapter. Hike starts Friday at 9:00 am CT at the Savage Gulf Ranger Station for a 7-mile hike to the Stagecoach Road backcountry campsite. Set up camp and take a 1.5-mile round trip day hike to waterfalls at the top of Stagecoach Road to explore the historic area and building of the Stagecoach Road. Saturday we will day hike a 13-mile loop starting down Stagecoach Road into Savage Gulf and take the Collins Rim trail back to our campsite. Sunday, we will pack up camp and start our 7-mile hike back down South Rim to the Savage Gulf Ranger Station. This backpack trip will be weather dependent and if freezing temps are expected, hike route could be modified to avoid icy areas. There is a limit of 12 backpackers for the campsites reserved, so sign up early. Stagecoach Road campsites 5 & 7 have been reserved for two nights for a total of $53.72. This amount will be divided among the number of backpackers going. For more information or to sign up, contact Michael Glennon at 931-588-0302, email@example.com or Sara Pollard at 615-714-3610, firstname.lastname@example.org