On this guided hike we’ll take a boat shuttle across Fontana Lake and up Hazel Creek where we’ll put in for a hike to historic Proctor. Learn about the history of the first European-American settlers, Moses and Patience Procter who arrived there in the 1830s. In the early 20th century before the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the lost town of Proctor, NC was a once booming logging town, home to 1,000 people working for the Ritter Lumber Mill. We’ll hike up to 5 miles and visit the ruins of the mill, the Calhoun House which is the only remaining structure and hike up to visit the Proctor cemetery. The hike finishes with a boat ride back across Fontana Lake. Price includes boat shuttle, backcountry guide, and tour. 4-person minimum booking required with a 6-person capacity. $189 per person for the first 4 + $99 for each additional person at 3+.
Jonathon Brown –
We recently did a guided hike with Mark down Hazel Creek Trail in the Smokies and I’ll be honest this was probably the best guided hike I’ve ever had! He is not only very caring about your well-being on the hike but also very knowledgeable about the history of the park and even the different wild flowers we saw along the way. He was always making sure we were drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and stopping every 2 hours to eat to stay well nourished. He truly cares about the safety of his guests and I certainly recommend any guided tours he does! Thanks again Mark!