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(Postponed) Primitive Car Camping /hikes to two waterfalls with resplendent fall colors

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Snowbird Mountains
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 4 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Sep 30 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

moderate (11 1/2 mile hike), with one short strenuous uphill.

This is a long hike in a rugged, primitive; but incomparably beautiful wilderness area with two nice waterfalls and a little bushwhacking and one cold water crossing.

We will get to the primitive campsites (no restrooms), in time to set up camp; enjoy each other’s company for a while, including a communal dinner together (provided by the participants); before resting. Sunday morning we’ll wake up around eight, eat each persons chosen breakfast food; pack up tents and gear in our vehicles. Sundays 11 ½ mile casual paced hike, will have two rest stops at conveniently placed waterfalls. Depending on when we start in the morning, we should finish at 4:30 PM to 5 PM, before heading to an inexpensive Chinese dinner in a nice little restaurant in Andrews, NC.

Required Items to Bring:
good hiking boots only (no sneakers or shoes without good support) 2 liters of water (leader will bring a ‘PUR’ water filter to filter more water for the trail).

Bear in mind, once we leave the grocery store in Robbinsville for any forgotten items needed, civilization is left behind, including modern restrooms, showers. Bring appropriate toiletries, trail shovel, etc.

Please bring whatever you want to offer for your contribution to dinner. You must email the leader to tell him what side dish you want to contribute. (Whether that is as simple as chips and dip or a vegetable platter or potato or macaroni salad--the leader will provide the main course. Please e-mail Bruce ( coordinate food items (desserts, side dishes, salad)

Please bring your own breakfast for Sunday morning and a packed lunch for the hike if you desire.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Appropriate clothing for the weather, water shoes for one water crossing-if desired, trail food, tent, sleeping bag and sleeping attire (‘jammies’).

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Western North Carolina near Robbinsville meet at carpool only from park and ride we will travel to I-575 up to Blue Ridge, GA and slightly past there pick up other roads north past Murphy and Andrews, NC before we turn west towards Robbinsville, NC; and our campsite close to the trailhead in the Snowbirds.


Are Dogs Permitted? NO!

Will this event occur rain or shine? Not in terribly inclement weather as water crossing would be dangerous.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:Costs: $10.00 for breakfast, dinner no charge (please refer to the required item section regarding dinner Saturday).

you should coordinate with your carpool in order to share gas expenses (easily about 10 dollars

bring cash for dinner Sunday (about 10 dollars).

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