Sunday, September 18, 2011
Savage Gulf Hike
Two from Murfreesboro were the only hikers to the Savage Gulf State Natural area. Tony Jones and Vicki Williams hike the seven miles and it was a beautiful day for a hike. Stone Door was amazing, as usual and the stage was set for a huge rappel day (Sunday) with crisscrosses of ropes and clamps. The visibility was fantastic. From Stone Door we took the Big Creek Rim trail to the Alum Campsite where we just took a quick rest and used the FIVE STAR FACILITIES at the campground. From there, we took the Laurel Trail back to the Ranger Station and then went back to look at Laurel Falls which had just a speck of water in it and the summer wildflowers in their last blooms. We also saw a snake, which I nearly stepped on. It was non-poisonous but still a snake.