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Pickens Nose and Albert Mtn from the Upper Nantahala River
|Event Location:||Near Standing Indian|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jul 15 2017 8:30 am >> Sat, Jul 15 2017 7:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Jul 13 2017 7:07 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jul 14 2017 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||10 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult (Exploratory)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
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.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.
We will begin the hike next to the Nantahala River. The trail generally follows a rushing creek, has beautiful scenery, and has a moderate amount of ascent (~1,000 ft) over it's 2.5 mile length. There are a number of small creek crossings along the route. When we reach the AT, we will hike on it for about 1/2 mi, with 500 additional feet of ascent, until we reach the summit of Albert Mtn. Albert Mtn stands at 5,250 ft, and has spectacular 360 deg views from the fire tower located on it's summit.
After spending a little time on Albert Mtn, we will hike south on the AT a couple miles unitl reaching Mooney Gap. At Mooney Gap, we will hike the forest service rd for less than a mile until reaching the Pickens Nose trail-head. We will then hike the .75 mi Pickens Nose trail, and explore numerous short side trails with fantastic views. After spending some time exploring and enjoying the views from Pickens Nose, we will return to the cars the way we came.
This hike will be 11-12 miles and has over 3,000 feet of ascent. If you do not have previous D4 or higher hiking experience with the club, your trip leader may be contacting you to determine if this hike is appropriate for you.
Note: I have not hiked any of these trails, which is why the hike is listed as 'exploratory'. I've done my homework, will have maps, compass, and GPS in hand, so there shouldn't be any issues.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||230Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $92.00 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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