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Backpack No. 1 - Road to Smoky Mountain 900 Mile Club *RESCHEDULED*
|Event Location:||Twenty Mile Ranger Station Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Nov 3 2018 6:00 am >> Sun, Nov 4 2018 2:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Oct 4 2018 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Nov 1 2018 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 9 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced (Exploratory)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||6|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||3 / 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.
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a backpackers dream with endless loop hikes and endless diversity of hiking trails. The Park is home to almost 150 different trails covering almost 900 miles of trails. Hiking all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park gives you the honor of joining the 900 mile club. Join me on my quest to join the 900 mile club. This will be my first hike to join that illustrious club. I hope to do 6-8 of these every year.
Day 1: Approximately 16-17 miles. We will park our cars at Twentymile Ranger station. We will hike 0.5 mile on the connector trail until we reach an intersection with Wolf Ridge Trail, which we will take for 6.3 miles until it intersects with Gregory Bald Trail. We can take a short trip to Gregory Bald if the group so decides. At the intersection with Gregory Bald Trail, we will continue onto Gregory Bald Trail to its trailhead 4.1 miles away. Once at the trailhead, we will turn right on Parson Branch Road. We will road walk 3.3 to 3.4 miles to the trailhead of Gregory Ridge Trail. Here we will take Gregory Ridge Trail about 2 miles to campsite 12 where we will spend the night.
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 your experience.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||320Mile(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 $128.00 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.|
There are some regulations with hiking in the smokies. If this is your first time hiking or camping in the Smokies, please email me.
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