Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Creek Wilderness
A staff favorite. This wilderness is located along the Tennessee/ North Carolina border south of the Great Smokey Mountains. This week long journey will provide participants with a rare opportunity to visit a virgin forest. Part of the trek can include the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, a 3,800 acre tract of virgin timber and pristine wilderness splendor. Many of the trees are 16 to 22 feet in circumference and over 120 feet tall. Trips may also cross the Tennessee border into Citico Creek Wilderness expanding the coverage area to over 32,000 acres. There is no set route for this trek due to countless possibilities. The itinerary for each trip will be discussed between the troop and the high adventure staff guide upon arrival to camp. Treks depart either Sunday night or Monday morning and return on Friday. Make sure to bring a swimsuit for this journey as swimming holes such as Wildcat Falls highlight this trek.