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Spring Scenic Siler Bald / Appalachian Trail Hike & 360 Degree View @ The Top! (7:00 AM carpool)
|Event Location:||Winding Stair Gap - 8 mi West of Franklin NC on US 64|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Mar 23 2019 8:30 am >> Sat, Mar 23 2019 1:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Mar 10 2019 8:30 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Mar 23 2019 6:45 am|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours plus or minus|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||14 / 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Spring Scenic Siler Bald / Appalachian Trail Hike
360 Degree View @ The Top
What better way to spend a Spring Day than at the top of Siler Bald!
There are many scenic vistas on the Appalachian Trail within a couple hours driving time of Atlanta, but perhaps none more so than Siler Bald.
With a summit of 5,216 feet, Siler Bald offers a sweeping 360 degree view of the surrounding valleys and rolling hills.
While there is almost 1500 feet in elevation gain, most of it is fairly gradual over four miles.
The total hiking distance will be a gentle 9.4 miles.
We'll plan to have a snack break at the top of the bald and enjoy the views and soak in the sun.
1. Be sure to take your camera or camera phone - excellent place to take photos at the top of Siler Bald!
2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader(s)
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|How to Get There:|
North on I-85. Take I-985 near Mall of Georgia. Continue on I-985. After 26 miles this intersate will become US 23. Continue on US 23 through Clayton GA and into North Carolina. At Franklin NC take exit to US 64 West. Continue eight miles until Winding Stairs Gap parking lot.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||235Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|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.|
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