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Standing Indian Backpack

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Appalachian Trail starting from Standing Indian Campground
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 11 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 3 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Robert Morris
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will start our trip by running a car shuttle that will put one car at the end of our hike at Betty Creek Gap. We will then return to the trail head and start our hike by going 4.2 miles on the Kimsey Creek Trail up to Deep Gap. From here, we will start on the Appalachian Trail, reaching the Standing Indian shelter at 0.9 miles. At this point, we will fill up our water bottles so before making the last 1.5 miles to Standing Indian. We will set up camp near the top, and spend the evening watching the sunset from this 5500 ft peak. The next day, we will continue along the ridge line fro 10 miles, taking in fine views of the surrounding mountains, until we reach Betty Creek, where our shuttled car will be waiting for us.

Required Items to Bring:
Empty gallon jug (No water at campsite, we will fill these 1.5 miles before)
Sleeping Bag and Pad
Packed traveling lunch (Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided) Take a look here for a checklist for overnight backpacking trips: Other Notes: If you have questions about what to pack and what not to pack, please email Robert at
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Standing Indian Campground, Franklin, N.C. 10 am Saturday at the Standing Indian Campground Trailhead We will meet on Thursday, October 9, to ensure that everyone has the proper gear and to split the community gear amongst the group. Take I-85 North to I-985 North. I-985 will change names to US-23. Turn onto US-64 West in Franklin, NC. Go 12 miles and turn left at sign for Standing Indian Campground. Go 2 miles and turn right at sign for Standing Indian Campground. Follow this 2 miles to reach the (you guessed it) Standing Indian Campground.


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    Guarantees your spot on the trip ONLY AFTER it clears the bank. A Check can be physically handed or mailed to Katt Martin (president) or Phil Tuck (treasurer) no later than the registration cut-off date. Payment should be made to Atlanta Outdoor Club and mailed to P.O. Box 468241, Atlanta, GA, 31146.

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Other business – Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
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Cost Includes:$15.00 covers your Dinner Saturday night and Breakfast Sunday morning. Please provide your own traveling lunch for Saturday morning.

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