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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed through the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for details; you will be given payment instructions after you sign up. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

NC AT: Ga to Albert Mtn 3 days

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Albert Mountain - Mile 100 on AT   Backpacking: NC AT: Ga to Albert Mtn 3 days  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, May 12 2016  7:30 pm >> Sun, May 15 2016 7:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Apr 3 2016 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 20 2016 9:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Days
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:30 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tricia S.
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Member Cost:$145.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:2
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 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.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Join us on the North Carolina AT!  THERE ARE 12 TOTAL SPOTS FOR THIS TRIP.  Before signing up, please read the entire write-up, especially the RED.

We'll begin our journey Thursday evening with a carpool at 7:30pm at the Indian Trail Park and Ride. We are only taking 3 vehicles on this event. If you can't go with the group - please don't sign up. We have Friday night rooms reserved at the Gateway Inn and Suites in Dillard, GA. Everyone will be paired with a room mate - 2 beds per room. We understand that some of you will want to sleep at home Thursday night and meet us at Albert Mountain - sorry that's not an option.

Friday morning May 13th at 6:30am we will depart to Albert Mountain where we'll leave our vehicles and get shuttled (in a van) to the drop off in Georgia near Blue Ridge Gap.

On Friday we'll cross the GA/NC border and continue our NC journey with about 10 miles per day of hiking before settling in camp Friday and Saturday nights.

On Sunday we'll end up at our cars at Albert Mountain - mile 100 on the Appalachian Trail. Our total will be about 30 miles over the 3 days.

Money is due April 20 at 9pm.  Any one who is added to the event after April 20 will have 48 hours to make payment or they will go back on the waitlist.

Everyone will be added to the WAIT LIST to begin with.  In order to get moved up, you must be approved by the trip leaders and may need a recommendation from another trip leader.

Required Items to Bring:

All backpacking gear and your own food - if you don't know what to bring on a 2-night backpacking trip - then this trip is probably not for you.


Sturdy hiking boots, socks, and liners


Sleeping bag


2 breakfast, 3 lunch, and 2 dinner

Stove (or find someone to share)

Trail snacks

2 liters of water to start (Water sources available after that)

Water Filter

Rain Gear/poncho

Bag and Rope to hang Bear Bag


Whistle and First Aid kit

WILLINGNESS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR POOP according to Leave No Trace principals

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Everything you need to survive - and nothing you don't need.  Tricia swears she is NOT carrying your gear for you... 

  • Hiking Poles
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Snacks
  • Saw for gathering firewood

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We are getting dropped off to start our hike here:

Our destination at Albert Mountain is here:

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):225Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 pm
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $90.00 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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$145.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Dillard Inn Thursday night

Carpool drivers will get their mileage payment out of this

Shuttle from Albert to start of hike at Blue Ridge Gap

All extra funds will go to the AOC general fund - probably $10 each.

Complete accounting details will go to the AOC

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Wed, Apr 20 2016.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

If you cancel on or before May 1st, you will receive a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after May 1, unless someone (approved by the Trip Leader) replaces you from the wait list and pays in full.

The shuttle has already been reserved with a deposit and the rooms have been secured with a credit card.

In the event of a severe weather cancellation, we will work with the hotel and shuttle vendors for refunds or reductions.  Any money we're able to recoup will be shared among all paid participants.  We'll control everything we can, but understand there are things out of our control.  All decisions in this regard will be approved by the AOC.  Your trip leaders are not taking a TL discount on this event - so your cost is our cost.