Laurel-Snow Winter Backpacking

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Laurel-Snow Sat, Mar 23 7:00 AM


Event Summary

Join Team Lightning for a beginner-friendly Laurel-Snow Winter backpacking trip along the Cumberland Trail. Laurel-Snow is a 2,259-acre natural area. The site is named after two scenic waterfalls, Laurel Falls (80 feet) and Snow Falls (35 feet), and features two prominent overlooks, Buzzard Point and Bryan Overlook (also known as Raven Point). The natural area also has scenic creeks, steep gorges, geologic features, a small stand of virgin timber, and a wide variety of plants. 

This is a great backpacking trip for hikers who have completed a day hike of 8 or more miles on moderate terrain (Warner Parks or Cumberland Trail) and would like to add the challenge of carrying overnight gear on the trail with potentially freezing overnight temperatures.

Price: Free! We just ask that you please pitch in for gas to help out the carpool drivers!

Registration: Mandatory to attend!

Group Size: Limited to 10 backpackers plus trip leaders.

Trip Leader: Michelle Guess

When: Saturday, February 9th - Sunday, February 10th

Where: 1098 Pockett Wilderness Rd, Dayton, TN 37321

Carpool Site: TBD

Kids: This trip is restricted to participants ages 18+  

Pets: Dog breeds that do well in cold weather are permitted but we ask you to use your best judgement.

Weather: This trip is rain (or snow) or shine. In the event of severe inclement weather that jeapordizes the trail or our safety, your trip leader will reach out to you with information regarding a reschedule or cancellation.



7:00AM (CST): arrive at carpool site, arrange carpools, & assess packs (info in confirmation email)
7:30AM: leave Nashville (2.5-3 hour drive to trailhead)
11:30AM (EST): arrive at trailhead & begin hike. Spend day hiking to Falls, Buzzard Point at approx 6 miles for the day. Eat lunch, set up campsite, & dinner


8:00-9:00AM (EST): Wake up, take down camp, light breakfast
9:00AM: hike back to cars, approx. 2.5 miles. Return to Nashville with optional group lunch stop along the way


You must sign the Team Lightning waiver to participate on this trip! Please sign below on-line to help us reduce paper waste!