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Siler Bald - Winter-ish Backpacking On The NC Applachian Trail
|Event Location:||Winding Stair Gap - 8 mi West of Franklin NC on US 64|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jan 14 2017 12:30 pm >> Sun, Jan 15 2017 2:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 10:15 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Dec 29 2016 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jan 14 2017 12:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Come join us on this short and winter-ish overnight backpacking trip. What better way to kick off 2017!
There are many scenic vistas on the Appalachian Trail within a couple hours driving time of Atlanta, but perhaps none more so than Siler Bald. With a summit of 5,216 feet it offers a sweeping 360 degree view of the surrounding valleys. And while there is almost 1500 feet in elevation gain, most of it is fairly gradual over four miles. The total distance hiked over two days will be a little over eight miles.
|How to Get There:|
North on I-85. Take I-985 near Mall of Georgia. Continue on I-985. After 26 miles this intersate will become US 23. Continue on US 23 through 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):||235Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||10:15 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $94.00 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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