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NC Mountains: Wayah Bald (via Siler Bald)
|Event Location:||Franklin, NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 1 2016 6:30 am >> Sat, Oct 1 2016 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Sep 19 2016 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Sep 28 2016 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||11 Hours 30 Minutes|
|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:||7 / 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.
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This is a triple bald hike, including Siler Bald, Wine Spring Bald, and Wayah Bald. We start this 20-mile round trip hike at Winding Stairs Gap (~3800 ft), following the steadily rising 4 miles-long trail to the summit of Siler Bald (5216 ft). After claiming the first summit, we descend to Wayah Gap (~4200 ft) and go about two and a half miles to the top of Wine Spring Bald at 5440 ft. Following the ridge towards Wayah Bald, we lose and gain about 400 feet over two more miles to reach our destination: Wayah Bald (5350 ft).
|How to Get There:|
North on I-85. Take I-985 near Mall of Georgia. Continue on I-985. After 26 miles this interstate will become US 23. Continue on US 23 thru 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):||225Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||6:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|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.|
Thanks to Stefan for a copy of this write up.
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