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2019-10-13 08:30 GSMNP-004 Mt LeConte from Newfound Gap
|Event Location:||Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Newfound Gap Parking Lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Oct 13 2019 8:30 am >> Sun, Oct 13 2019 4:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jul 1 2019 7:05 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Oct 12 2019 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||Approx. 7.5 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced|
|Trip Leader(s):||Ron Jacobs|
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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:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
<<< Mt LeConte from Newfound Gap >>>
We will meet and start from the Newfound Gap parking lot. This is an out and back round trip hiking.
This trail is well known to be one of the most popular hiking routes in GSMNP. It goes through various geological formations and landscapes offering excellent views along our way to the summit of Mt. LeConte standing at 6,593 feet of elevation.
We’ll take the Appalachian Trail (AT) north bound(NB) for 2.7 miles, then turn left to take the Boulevard Trail for about 5.5 miles to reach Mt. LeConte. We’ll also follow some spur trail to Cliff Tops to enjoy its wide open views. The total out and back mileages will be about 17.5 miles with about 4400 feet of ascent.
This is a strenuous D6 event, those who do not have recent D6 experience will be moved to the waiting list.
If your experience is not from the club, please include it in a note, or email.
For those of you staying Saturday night in Gatlinburg, we will be meeting for breakfast at Crockett's Breakfast Camp at 7am for a hearty pre-hike meal... DELICIOUS!
|How to Get There:|
1) Take I-85 North about 18 miles to Exit #113, I-985 North. (The Indian Trail Park/Ride Lot at Exit #101).
NOTE: In lieu of using the above simplified directions from NE Atlanta you can enter "Oconaluftee Visitor Center, 1194 Newfound Gap Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719" as your destination and use Google.com/Maps for detailed directions from any point of origin.
The carpool has been removed for this event since almost all participants will be staying the night in Gatlinburg.
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