Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hike 100: Cucumber Gap Trail

My guys are doing spring break with their Boy Scout troop in the Okefenokee Swamp, and my girl is on a mission trip in Mexico during her spring break, but I at least got to get a good hike in with friends.

I'm working on the Smokies Centennial Challenge, with a goal of hiking 100 miles in the Smokies in 2016. We needed a relatively easy trail, as we had a few younger kids and uncertain moms on the hike. The Cucumber Gap Trail at Elkmont was absolutely perfect. It's one of the few trails in the Smokies that is actually flat. I don't even know how that's possible, but it is—and it follows the river the entire time, which is always a bonus with kids.

The trail is an easy—and I do mean easy—2.4 miles. We turned around at the junction and headed back. I'd like to do this trail again in early June when the rhododendrons are flowering.

My total trial miles now are 9— I have a long way to go but still 9 months ahead, and the best hiking seasons yet to come!


  1. What a lovely place for a hike!! I totally love walking in the forest.

  2. What a great project 100 miles will soon pass. Good Luck with your goal. I am just going to do my very first wordless Wednesday post.My project this year is to get involved with more MeMe's I have done Skywatch Friday for years but am now wheelchair based full time so meed more computer based ideas. XXX Don in England

  3. Beautiful walk!

  4. I like to hike too. Lovely area. Enjoy!
    JM, IL


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