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Linville Gorge Wilderness Backpacking - Devil’s Hole Revenge
|Event Location:||Linville Gorge Wilderness-NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Oct 12 2017 7:30 am >> Sun, Oct 15 2017 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Sep 12 2017 12:30 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Oct 6 2017 12:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Days 10 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:||4 / 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.
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.
About Linville Gorge Wilderness:
From USDA webpage:
"The Linville Gorge Wilderness, in the mountains of Western North Carolina, is part of the Pisgah National Forest. The gorge is formed by the Jonas Ridge on the east and Linville Mountain on the west and is bisected by the Linville River which drops 2,000 feet into the valleys below. The terrain is steep and rugged with numerous rock formations. It is covered by dense hardwood/pine forest and a wide variety of smaller trees and other plants. Recreation opportunities include hiking backpacking, rock climbing, fishing and hunting."
This is repeat of the trip we did in May 2017. On that adventure, we could not locate a river crossing and missed a night's camping at Devil's Hole. We're attempting to get our revenge.
We will use combination of system and social trails. So some of the trails may be over grown and not well maintained.
Total millage: 25 "Linville Gorge" miles
Total elevation gain: 10,500 ft.
First Day: 3.7 miles – 650 ft ascent, 2,500 ft descent
Second Day: 10 miles – 2,970 ft ascent, 2,990 descent
Third day: ~7 miles - 4,280 ft ascent, 2,925 ft descent
Fourth Day- 4 miles - 2,000 ft ascent, 1,400 ft descent (assuming we camp at Devil's Hole)
Map: Click here
- We will have river crossings, so be prepared.
- Don’t forget to bring your allergy or other medicines.
- I may cancel the trip based on the weather condition.
- On the way back we probably will stop to grab a bite
- Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before departure time to car pool location.
|How to Get There:|
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|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||500Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $200.00 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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