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Foothills Trail Backpack - Section 1 - Oconee to Bad Creek Access
|Event Location:||Oconee State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 25 2018 6:00 am >> Sun, Aug 26 2018 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Aug 14 2018 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Aug 23 2018 5:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 11 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Join us for a weekend backpack on the Foothills Trail. The Foothills Trail is an approximately 77-mile National Recreation Trail in South and North Carolina. It extends from Oconee State Park in the west to Table Rock State Park in the east. Backpacker Magazine has rated it one of the best long distance trails in the country. The Foothills Trail truly packs in the best of hiking in the east coast in its relatively small trail length. The Foothills Trail is blazed with a white rectangle like the AT.
The shuttle will involve one of two options depending on the number of hikers as shown below.
Shuttle Option 1: If there are no more than 4 hikers, then we will leave Indian Trail Park and Ridge at 6:05 AM and head to Bad Creek Access trailhead located here 35.022553, -83.022064. We will leave a car here and all pack in the other car which will drive us to Oconee State Park located here: 624 State Park Rd, Mountain Rest, SC 29664. This would be the most efficient shuttle in terms of time.
Shuttle Option 2: If there are more than 4 hikers and fewer than 4 drivers, then we will leave Indian Trail Park and Ridge at 6:05 AM and head to Oconee State Park located at 624 State Park Rd, Mountain Rest, SC 29664. Both cars will drop off their passengers who will wait while the two drivers go to Bad Creek Access trailhead located here 35.022553, -83.022064 where they will leave a car and drive back to Oconee State Park. The shuttle between the trailheads will take about 1 hour, which means the hikers will have to wait at Oconee State Park and Bad Creek Access while the shuttle drivers shuttle the cars. This would be the least efficient shuttle in terms of time, but allows us to take more hikers.
THE ELEVATION ASSOCIATED WITH EACH DAY ARE APPROXIMATIONS BASED MY READING OF MAPS AND ELEVATION PROFILES AND COULD BE WRONG BY A COUPLE HUNDRED FEET.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||280Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||6:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $112.00 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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