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Backpack to Slickrock Creek in Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness
|Event Location:||Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 8 2016 7:30 am >> Sun, Oct 9 2016 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Sep 20 2016 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Oct 6 2016 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 10 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Michael Johnson|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
The United States Congress designated the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness in 1975 and it now has a total of 17,394 acres. North Carolina contains approximately 13,562 acres. Tennessee contains approximately 3,832 acres. It is managed by the Forest Service. The Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness is bordered by the Citico Creek Wilderness to the west.
From Big Fat Gap, we will hike about 3 miles, loosing 1000' in the first 1.5 miles so it's relatively steep in places, down to Slickrock creek. We will make a couple of river crossings, before we get to camp near Wildcat Falls. I recommend having water shoes for these two crossings, and for possible ventures along and across Slickrock creek after setting up camp.
On Sunday, we should break camp after a late breakfast and be on the trail by 11am. The weather could force us to leave a little earlier, but we'll discuss that on Saturday night. I love the mornings in the mountains, so it would have to be bad weather, like fog or rain to push us out earlier.
NOTE: We will allow a maximum of two well behaved dogs on this trip. See additional notes below.
|How to Get There:|
Directions TO the event: https://goo.gl/maps/nkEJe3cvYBL2
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||320Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
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|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.|
There is a limit of two dogs on this trip. They must be well trained and get along with both people and other dogs. Please contact Michael J. if you plan to bring a dog.
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