Siler Bald from Winding Stair Gap - Sun, Mar 18 2018

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Siler Bald from Winding Stair Gap

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Winding Stair Gap (8 miles west of Franklin, NC. on US-64)   Hike: Siler Bald from Winding Stair Gap  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 18 2018  7:30 am >> Sun, Mar 18 2018 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 14 2018 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 17 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Michael Johnson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This hike takes us from Winding Stair Gap to Siler Bald on the Appalachian Trail. This time of year we should hopefully see some wild flowers blooming along the trail, and enjoy spectacular open all around view of the surrounding mountains at the top. After having lunch and taking some time to relax we will hike back to Winding Stair Gap parking.

It will be a 9.6 mile round trip hike, with an elevation gain of 2080', culminating at 5220' high.

Required Items to Bring:

2-3 liters water

snacks/ lunch

good hiking shoes/boots

comfortable hiking clothes, rain jacket

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

hiking poles



clothes and shoes to change in after the hike

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Do NOT use the hypertext gps coordinates listed under "Event Location".

Use this for directions to Winding Stair Gap:

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):235Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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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.


Do not use gps coordinates above under Event Location, since there is a bug in the AOC website, and I can't delete it.

However, the short URL in the "Event Directions" can be used to locate the trail head.

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