Saturday, May 26, 2012
Savage Gulf - Tony
It's getting HOT but that does not necessarily rule out a hike. Today, I led six of us hot blooded souls on a 6.3 mile shuttle hike to Savage Gulf State Natural Area in Beersheba Springs, Tennessee.
We parked a car at the Stone Door Ranger Station and another at Greeter Falls so that this would be a one way hike.
We started at the ranger station and walked one mile to the Great Stone Door Overlook then another three and a half miles around the Big Creek Rim trail to the Alum Gap campsite where we took a much needed rest and ate our lunch. Then it was another couple miles to Greeter Falls via a nearly dry Boardtree Falls. Greeter was very nice and flowing nicely. The water was ice cold but that did not stop some brave souls from getting into it.
Luckily, I don't think it actually reached the "feels like" temperature that they were predicting....although hot and humid it was still a fairly comfortable hike.