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Siler Bald Backpacking (beginners welcome) with Optional Day Hike to Wayah Bald (advanced hikers only)
|Event Location:||Winding Stair Gap - 8 mi West of Franklin NC on US 64|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Apr 16 2016 8:00 am >> Sun, Apr 17 2016 3:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Mar 31 2016 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Apr 15 2016 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 7 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
There are many scenic vistas on the Appalachian Trail within a couple hours driving time of Atlanta, but perhaps none more so than Siler Bald and Wayah Bald. We will be backpacking to Siler Bald 4.2 miles to near the summit and setup camp. Beginners are welcome to join.
Optional: Advanced hikers can go on a day hike to Wayah Bald and then back to Siler Bald which is an additional 11.8 Miles round trip with over a 2000ft elevation gain. So the total mileage for the day will be around 16 Miles with over 3000ft elevation gain.
Sunday morning we will pack up camp and depart 7:30 AM to start our hike 4.2 Miles back down to Winding Stair Gap.
|How to Get There:|
North on I-85. Take I-985 near Mall of Georgia. Continue on I-985. After 26 miles this intersate will become US 23. Continue on US 23 through Clayton GA and into North Carolina. At Franklin NC take exit to US 64 West. Continue eight miles until Winding Stairs Gap parking lot.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||235Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $94.00 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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