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AppalachianTrail Beginner Backpacking
|Event Location:||Woody Gap|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, May 4 2019 6:00 am >> Sun, May 5 2019 2:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Mar 4 2019 9:01 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, May 2 2019 4:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 8 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
A CINCO celebration with an Intro to backpacking on the beautiful AT! From Woody Gap (parking lot) to Woods Hole Shelter (with optional hike up to Blood mountain for sunset) and back to Woody Gap on CINCO de MAYO
Join us for a fun weekend backpack on the AT, where we are giving back to the club with a moderate paced backpacking trip (and tips for those that hike, but may not have done any backpacking).
FINAL NOTE AND CONSIDERATION: While this event is open to all, it is also to encourage new backpackers (those who have yet to do a backpack event with the AOC) to come out and join us. The actual number of spots available for this backpack is 8 but we'd love to see at least 4 new backpackers, so we will be giving waitlist priority to them.This is a beginners backpack, but we will still need to vet folks for safety reasons. It was a blast last year when we did it, we even had some pre-event training "backpack" day hikes + pack shakedowns that helps newbies add (or eliminate) items to make trail life better and more enjoyable.
|How to Get There:|
If you drive solo to the event, be sure to meet us at the Woody Gap parking lot, ready to hike before 07:30 - we'll have boots on the ground at 07:30 - Google Maps to the GPS coordinates listed above for accuracy.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||120Mile(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 $48.00 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.|
THIS IS A BEGINNERS BACKPACKING EVENT, IF YOU HAVE BEEN ON AN AOC BACKPACKING EVENT PRIOR TO THIS EVENT THE TRIP LEADERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO GIVE 4 FIRST TIME BACKPACKERS PRIORITY. WE WANT TO SHARE THE LOVE OF BACKPACKING WITH MEMBERS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN BACKPACKING BEFORE, BUT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO COMPLETE AN EVENT OF THIS TYPE WITHOUT PRIOR BACKPACKING EXPERIENCE.
*also be sure to bring a positive attitude and some cash for payments to driver
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.