Chunky Gal Trail

Chunky Gal Trail

There is no agreed-upon explanation for how Chunky Gal Mountain and this trail got their name, but read Bob Smith's probably explanation, below.
5 May 2011
Sarah Simon
on May 19, 2011 6:13 pm
Image Type(s): Informational
Image ID: 716944


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BobSmith - Jun 29, 2013 7:39 pm - Hasn't voted

I know.

It comes from a Cherokee story of a maiden who fell in love with a man from another tribe. Her parents tried to dissuade her from the romance so she took it upon herself to journey across the ridges to her man. She being a chubby young woman, the mountain was named for her. The English equivalent became "Chunky Gal Mountain".

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 1, 2013 11:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I know.

Thank you, Bob. I, too, read a story similar to this but still find it difficult to find documented agreement on the story. Still, yours sounds like a probably tail. I've updated the image caption to reflect this and encourage others to read your story!


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