Fieldtrip to the Appalachians. Visit the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Cherokee Museum, Cowee Mound sacred site and the Chattahoochee National Forest. Facilitator: Dr. Ben Steere
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory: Southeastern Research Station of the US National Forest Service [[http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/coweeta/| Coweeta Research LTER Site]
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian Cherokee Museum
Kituhwa Mound and the Oconaluftee River Trail Wayside Project
T'he Cherokee reservation and the mountains of Western North Carolina Dr. Ben Steere
Field Trip Schedule:
7:30 am Depart Athens 9:30 am Arrive Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory
Traditional Cherokee Indian Dinner (lunch) This will be served as a buffet, so as people finish eating, they can begin their museum tour.
1:30 pm Depart Museum for Oconaluftee River Trail
With Jerry Wolfe, Cherokee elder (or similar speaker)
1:40 pm Arrive at Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance to river trail, disembark in parking lot.
View sign at entrance to trail and first two signs along trail.
If people want to hike farther and faster, then everyone will simply meet to depart at 2:30 If weather is too bad, we can meet in the Education Wing of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.
2:30 Depart Oconaluftee River Trail head 2:45 Arrive Kituhwa Moundtalk by Ben Steere or Cherokee Tribal Archaeologist Russ Townsend if available. 3:30 Depart Kituhwa Mound for Athens
6:30 Arrive Athens