Pocket Wilderness Day Hike

“Through the Wilderness”

Laurel-Snow Pocket Wilderness

April 29, 2017 



Marty Miller   423-322-8491

An afternoon hike at the spectacular Snow-Laurel Pocket Wilderness near Dayton, TN.
The first part of the hike follows the old coal-mining railbed along Richland Creek.  The deep gorge is filled with massive sandstone boulders and deep swimming holes which may tempt us to take a refreshing plunge!  This hike will be a “Miller Mosey” which simply means that their will be frequent stops along the way for learning, sharing, and reflecting. The optional second part of the hike will either ascend to Laurel Falls or Buzzard Point. This hike is guaranteed to provide you with an experience that will equip you to “Unlock the Book of Nature” as you walk “Through the Wilderness”. (NOTE: Review both of these PowerPoint presentations below)

Learning to connect God and man through nature through
  • nature study and observations
  • nature object lessons
  • outdoor leadership skills
  • TAG (Time Alone with God)

Through the Wilderness PPT:

Unlocking the Book of Nature PPT:

Hiking Options:    
Option 1 –  a 4 hour (3 mile) hike for those with limited time/energy.  Easy
Option 2 – a 7 hour (6 mile) hike for those with more time/energy.  Strenuous

1:00 pm rendezvous at the Scopes Trial Museum and Rhea County Courthouse
Meet in the parking area to the north of the Courthouse

 Trail Map: