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Shining Rock Wilderness
|Event Location:||North Carolina|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, May 7 2016 6:00 am >> Sun, May 8 2016 9:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Apr 15 2016 6:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, May 3 2016 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 15 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:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
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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The Shining Rock Wilderness in North Carolina offers open vistas from bald hilltops, an abundance of wildflowers, and of course, the shining rock, a micaceous rock outcrop. We will explore the area on a loop connecting two of North Carolina’s long trails that lead through the area—the Art Loeb Trail and the Mountain-to-Sea Trail.
We will be hiking about 12 miles a day, following the Big East Fork Trail, the Mountain-to-Sea Trail, the Art Loeb Trail, and the Shining Creek Trail. We will do side-trips to vistas, waterfalls, and Shining Rock.
Will be camping around 6,000 ft of elevation so be prepared for cold temperatures at night.
As of March 2015, bear canisters are required for dispersed camping in Shining Rock Wilderness. We will assess who can share canister space.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Big East Fork PisgahCruso Road, Canton, NC 28716
85N to 985N
Continue onto US-23N/US-441 into NC (~92mi)
Use the right lane to merge onto US-23 N/US-74 E/Great Smoky Mountains Expy via ramp toward Waynesville/Asheville (17.2mi)
Take Exit 98 for US-23 BUS toward W Waynesville (0.2mi)
Turn right at US-23 BUS N/Hyatt Creek Rd (0.2mi)
Turn left at S Main St to continue on US-23 BUS N (1.8mi)
Turn right onto Legion Dr (0.3mi)
Turn right at US-276 S/Pigeon St and continue to follow US-276 S (17.9mi)
Destination will be on the right - Big East Fork Pisgah
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||320Mile(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 $128.00 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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