AT - 3 Day Backpack - Roan Highlands - Fri, Aug 31 2018

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AT - 3 Day Backpack - Roan Highlands

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Erwin, TN   Backpacking: AT - 3 Day Backpack - Roan Highlands  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 31 2018  6:00 pm >> Mon, Sep 3 2018 8:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Aug 7 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 29 2018 12:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Days 2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:51 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Myra Kincaid
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Trail Details:

 "Roan Mountain is vast, wide, and stunningly beautiful. More than a single mountain, Roan’s high-elevation beauty spans a series of five summits from east to west, an eclectic and widely diverse sampling of spruce-fir forest and open, wildflower-covered mountain balds. The Roan chain is bisected in the near-middle by a paved highway at Carvers Gap and traced by the epic Appalachian Trail along most of its towering ridge. It’s a fantastic venue for day hikes and backpacking adventures alike." (

 About the trip:

     This will be a three-day, 51 mile,  backpack along the Appalachian Trail.The daily hikes will be long, but taken at a moderate pace. I like to start hiking early each day, allowing time to stop and enjoy a few sites along the trail (time permitting). 


   Friday:  The carpool will depart Indian Trail at 6pm. The drive to Erwin Tennessee will take approximately 4 hours. We will camp for the night at Nolichucky Campground in Erwin.

   Saturday: (16 miles) We will have breakfast and then shuttle a car to our finish point at 19E. Once the shuttle is completed, we will begin our hike, which starts just in front of the hostel. We will enjoy a mid-day stop at Beauty Spot to enjoy the views.We will finish the day at Cherry Gap shelter.

   Sunday: (23 miles) We will start ealy in order to cover the days distance and to enjoy all of the views in store. The second half of this day will be along high ridgeline offering many spectacular views, including Little Rock Knob, Beartown Mountain, Roan Mountain, and Jane Mountain.  We will camp for the night on top of Grassy Ridge Bald.

   Monday: (12 miles)  We will try finish early in order to arrive back in Atlanta at a reasonable hour.


 This is an advanced backpack and requires prior experience backpacking with long distances! . If you do not have a history of D6 backpacks with the club, you will be contacted to confirm you experience.


   Camping at Nolichucky campground will be $11.50 each. Please bring this money in addition to your carpool money.


Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Boots / Shoes


Tent / Tarp / Hammock 

Sleeping Bag

Sleep Pad

Food and Snacks (2 days worth)

Water and Filtration / Purification device, Drops, or Tablets

Headlamp and spare batteries



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  • Camera
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Stove
  • Matches/Lighter
  • Change of Clothes and Towel for Drive Home
  • Maps/GPS
  • Harmonicas, flutes, cards, etc.

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):620Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 pm
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $248.00 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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