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Beginners Backpacking Trip-Kimsey Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: At the parking area on USFS71 near the Standing Indian campground near Franklin, NC
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 4 2009, Sun, Apr 5 2009  12:30 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Apr 1 2009 10:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Apr 2 2009 8:55 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

From Standing Indian we will go up 3.7 miles on beautiful Kimsey Creek trail until we reach the Appalachian trail at Deep Gap. We will then walk 1 mile north on the AT to Standing Indian shelter, where we will spend the night. The next day we will continue another 2.5 miles north on the AT to the summit of Standing Indian mountain (elev. 5,498 feet). From the summit we will walk 4.2 miles on Lower Ridge trail, back to the parking lot.

NOTE: The elevation change from Standing Indian Campground to the summit of Standing Indian Mountain is about 2,100 ft.

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Recommended Items to Bring:
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Don’t forget to bring sleeping bag, mattress, cooking utensils, picnic lunch for Saturday, food for dinner on Saturday night and breakfast and lunch on Sunday (lunch should be cold), stove, at least one quart of water, and warm clothing. You may be warmer in a tent. However, you can sleep in the shelter, which has only three walls. I will bring filtration equipment to treat water.>br> I have spare equipment that I can lend.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the Park and Ride go north on I 85, and take the I 985 exit. I 985 becomes GA 365/US 23, which then merges with US 441. Proceed on US 441 until Franklin, NC. Turn left (West) onto US 64 and proceed 10 miles until S.R. 1448 (Old US 64), which is on Wallace Gap, at the bottom of a steep grade. Turn left onto Old US 64 and follow the signs to the campground. The parking area is on paved USFS 67, about 1.5 miles South of Wallace Gap.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):280Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $112.00 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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Cost Includes:Free but please share gas costs with driver.

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