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Wednesday – CT Black Mountain, Crab Orchard, TN.

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September 29, 2021 @ 7:30 am 3:00 pm

Short Hike: moderate 1 mile hike from the parking lot at the top of Black Mountain on the upper loop trail to both overlooks. Option to add 1 mile by doing the under the bluff s lower loop also. Long Hike: 6 moderate miles, the upper loop plus in/out to Windless Cave, 2 of those miles will be strenuous on the return from Windless Cave. Cumulative ascent 1300 feet south to north. The Black Mountain Section includes a climb through beautiful forest land up the southwest flank of Black Mountain. It passes by Windlass Cave and terminates at the top of the mountain with impressive “house-sized” rock formations. It provides passages through additional rock formations. The loop also provides several overlooks south and east over Grassy Cove and one partially obscured overlook north over Bat Town Cove. As of 2018 a lower loop trail has been added under the overlook bluff s. Depart 7:30am CDST from Dorton United Methodist Church 1mi East of Peavine Rd on HY 70E. Bring water, lunch and a snack. Don’t forget tick/bug spray and sunscreen Gas cost $3. For info text/call Deb 931-267-2243 or email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org.

Deb email plateauhikes@tennesseetrails.org

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