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GSMNP - Lake Fontana - Lakeshore Trail
|Event Location:||Great Smokey Mountain NP, Lake View Tunnel (i.e. Road to Nowhere)|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Jul 26 2019 7:00 am >> Sun, Jul 28 2019 9:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jul 1 2019 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Jul 25 2019 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Days 14 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced (Exploratory)|
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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:||7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
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This is a point-to-point backpack on the
Lakeshore trail through the Great Smoky Moutain National Park. This trail
travels near the spectacular Lake Fontana for most of its distance. There
should be opportunity to swim in the Lake at camp both nights and during
lunch on days one and two.
Day 1: Friday - 10 mile hike starting
at the Lakeview trailhead. We will park in the lot just before the tunnel on
Lakeshore Drive (i.e. The "road to nowhere" . About 1-2 hours will be
required before starting the hike in order to shuttle at least one car to our
finish point at Fontana Dam. The trail will travel just to the north of Lake
Fontana joining it at several points. The campsite 98 wil be near the Lake,
which should provide swimming opportunities during our stay.
Day 2: Saturday - 14 mile hike from camp 98
to camp 86. The trail continues on the north side of Lake Fontana, with
additional swimming opportunities at lunch
and after pitching camp.
Day 3: Sunday - 10-mile hike to our finish at Lake Fontana Dam. After retrieving the car left at "the tunnel", we will return to Atlanta. If there is interest, we will stop at a restaurant for some refueling during our return trip.I have reservations for 6 people at campsite #98 and #86. The cost of the reservation permit is $48, which I will prorate among those who attend.
A map of the park can be viewed here: http://www.nps.gov /grsm/planyourvisit/maps.htm
Some good reading on the "road to nowhere: http://www.wildlifesouth.com/Locations/NorthCa rolina/NC288-FontanaDam-TheRoadToNowhere.html
Since this is a long-distance event, trip leadership reserves the right to remove anyone they feel may not be able to complete the distance.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||330Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $132.00 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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