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Shining Rock Wilderness Backpacking Friday-Sunday
|Event Location:||Pisgah National Forest & Shining Rock Wilderness|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Oct 13 2017 8:30 am >> Sun, Oct 15 2017 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Sep 28 2017 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Oct 12 2017 12:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Days 8 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 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.
Adding this note - mountain weather forecast: https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Shining-Rock/forecasts/1841
On Saturday, sometime after breakfast, we can "day-hike" to Black Balsam and Tennent Mountains via Sam Knob Trail and Art Loeb Trail, where we will see magnificent open views. We can make it a loop hike by returning on the Ivestor Gap Trail (or not). It is a climb to the first bald followed by typical up's and down's. The balds are at around the 6,000' height, so you may notice being affected a bit by the elevation. We'll have lunch and take in the views somewhere along these paths.
Hopefully the autumn colors will be in full swing. The drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway should also be very scenic and worth making a few stops for picture taking.
Dogs are allowed but they must be able to handle the hike and behave around people and other dogs. We will also be capping it at 3 dogs for the group to keep things from getting too crazy.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||350Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $140.00 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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Please note serious chance of rain .. we may postpone it.