Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hike # 11 Savage Day Loop, 8:45am, Saturday

Savage Day Loop.  4.2 miles easy.  Palmer, TN.  Hike Leader Fount Bertram.        

This hike may be the easiest all weekend, and it is quite beautiful with lush mountain laurel, hemlock trees, waterfalls, and overlooks of the Gulf.  The many points of interest include a suspension bridge across Boyd Branch  Creek (lined with mountain laurel), Savage Falls Overlook and Rattlesnake Point Overlooking Savage Gulf.  We can also take a half mile trip down the South Rim Trail, crossing Savage Creek on a suspension bridge and passing beneath a canopy of rhododendron along the cascading Savage Creek. A wooden staircase leads to the deep pool of Savage Falls.

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