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Norton Lakes, Smoky Mountains, Sawtooth National Forest
Josh Johnson
Wednesday August 22, 2018
8:30am to 12:30pm
Norton Lakes, Smoky Mountains, Sawtooth National Forest

Norton Lakes: Geology of the Smoky Mountains

Rock lovers and nature nerds are encouraged to join ICL staff member Josh Johnson for a beautiful day hike to Norton Lakes in the Smoky Mountains. In addition to the fantastic views, participants will learn about the fascinating geology of the Smokies and how it connects to ICL’s public lands work. Josh has a master’s degree in geology and several years experience as an interpretive guide.

The hike is approximately 5 miles round-trip with 1400 feet of elevation gain. Please consider the difficulty of the hike before registering. Bring sturdy boots, rain gear, and warm layers.

We will meet at the ICL office at 8:30 am to carpool to the trailhead. If you plan to attend this hike, be sure to bring the following:

  •  Plenty of water (2 liters recommended)
  •  Snacks!
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Hat and sunglasses
  •  Warm layers (down jacket, fleece, etc.)
  •  Rain jacket/outer shell
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Trekking poles (optional)

This hike is limited to 10 participants.  Call or email Josh at the Central Idaho office to reserve your spot.