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Clingman's Dome

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:00 PM
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Sugarlands Visitor Center
1420 Fighting Creek Gap Road
Gatlinburg, TN  37738
Cancelled Ride
Registration is not Required
Primary ride leader: Bena Halecky, (859)321-4462
Additional ride leaders: Mark Davidson (859)749-2034

Distance: 20 or 40
Pace: A/B Pace (16-18 mph)
Terrain: 6 - Significant Climbs
Cue sheet only
The ride will have regrouping
Rain cancels - check forum one hour before if unsure
Restroom facilities are available at the starting location
There will not be a store stop

Overall Difficulty:
Very strenuous

More details available from the ride leader, but this precursor to Wednesday's Cades Cove ride is an assault of Clingman's Dome, the highest point in Tennessee at approximately 6600'.  It is a 20 mile route with an average incline of 4.4% and much greater at spots near the end. It is a climber's climb. Group may SAG down depending on conditions and traffic on the day. Details are in planning stage. See Bena if you are interested.