Sierra Club – Stephens Gap Cave Preserve – Strenuous Hike

Sierra Club – Backpacking/Camping 101 Presentation, Discussion, & Show & Tell
February 20, 2019
Sierra Club – Tuesday Night Hike – Moderate
February 20, 2019

Sierra Club – Stephens Gap Cave Preserve – Strenuous Hike

When:
March 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
2019-03-03T09:30:00-06:00
2019-03-03T11:30:00-06:00
Where:
Stephens Gap Cave in Jackson County
Sierra Club - Stephens Gap Cave Preserve - Strenuous Hike @ Stephens Gap Cave in Jackson County

Stephens Gap Cave – Do you like caves? Do you like waterfalls? How about waterfalls inside caves? Join the Sierra Club on an educational hike to Stephens Gap Cave. Featured in National Geographic magazine, Stephens Gap Cave in Jackson County and its surrounding property is an explorer’s dream. To preserve it in its wild state, the Southeastern Cave Conservancy purchased the property a few years ago. After a short hike, we’ll access the cave through the ‘walk-in’ entrance which is sloped down, rocky and most likely, muddy. We will only explore the main chamber of the cave. The cave floor is rocky, continues to slope down and, given rain this month, may have amazing falls that cause mist/more mud. Even under dry conditions, the cave is scenic. After viewing the cave, we’ll continue exploring the property on/off trail which might include more falls, a stream bed (again, rain dependent), etc. This hike is rated strenuous because of terrain conditions. This outing is limited in participant number and requires a permit/waiver that needs to be signed online, in advance.

Please contact Aaron immediately to confirm attendance/space availability,

sctrailevents@gmail.com

Rain Cancels.