Saturday, January 12, 2013
Soddy Creek Section - Cumberland Trail
Cumberland Trail 12.1 Miles
Lora and I headed out to Soddy Daisy to hike the Cumberland trail. We left a car on either end and hiked from Hotwater Road to Heiss Mountain Road. We had not through hiked this section for the last three years even though we have both done trail maintenance in this area.
It was hot and humid today with some views blocked with the fog. The trail was in good condition and we got to try out the two temporary bridges put in place over Deep Creek and Big Soddy Creek. Thankfully they were there as the water was high and it would have been dangerous to cross without them.
Some of our pictures are a little foggy due to the weather. This section contains multiple ecosystems and some of the most beautiful rock bluff areas on the trail. There is alot of ups and downs with some being steep through the Gorges. We saw lots of different birds and also some deer.