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Standing Indian / Albert Mountain loop
|Event Location:||Standing Indian Campground|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Nov 21 2015 6:00 am >> Sat, Nov 21 2015 8:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Nov 1 2015 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Nov 18 2015 1:00 am|
|Event Duration:||14 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced (Exploratory)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Interested in a little workout before the Thanksgiving holiday? After (re)reading Bill Bryson's "A walk in the woods" and their "epic" snow storm adventure on Albert Mountain, it is time to explore this section of the AT in person (not necessarily re-live the adventure though)!
Starting at the Standing Indian Campground, we will hike up the Lower Ridge Trail (~4.3 miles) to the summit of Standing Indian (5498 ft). After a short break to enjoy the summit view, we turn north on the AT and hike about 13 miles to Albert Mountain (5250 ft). From there, we can descend past Big Spring shelter to the Long Branch trail intersection (~3 miles) and head back to our cars at Standing Indian Campground (~2 miles).
THIS IS AN EXPLORATORY TRIP FOR ADVANCED HIKERS ONLY. The mileage, elevation change and potential weather (snow at these elevations in late November is not uncommon) will make this a challenging hike; the tripleader reserves the right to remove participants that don't have the experience/track record.
|How to Get There:|
Take I-85 N 10.8 miles to I-985 N
Follow I-985 23.7 miles to GA-365 N / US-23 N
After 28.9 miles take a slight left and continue to follow US-23 N / US-441 N toward Clayton
After 43.7 miles turn left onto US-64 W
After 11.9 miles turn left onto State Rd 1448 / Allison Creek Rd / W Old Murphy Rd
After 1.9 Miles turn right onto National Forrest Service Rd
Standing Indian Campground will be 1.6 Miles in on your right
GPS Cordinates 35.076616 , -83.528391
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||250Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||6:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $100.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.|
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