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Albert Mountain Fire Tower and Pickens Nose




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Standing Indian Campground   Hike: Albert Mountain Fire Tower and Pickens Nose  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 7 2019  6:45 am >> Sat, Sep 7 2019 7:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Sep 1 2019 7:35 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 6 2019 2:54 pm
Event Duration:12 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:16 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Jacobs
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

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.

Itinerary:

Join me on a fun adventure to the Albert Mountain Fire Tower and Pickens Nose in beautiful North Carolina.

We will start our adventure in the Standing Indian Campground at the Back country Information station (kiosk). We will start on the Long Branch Trail (trail #86, blue blaze) for 1.8 miles until we intersect the AT. We will continue our generally uphill climb by turning right on the AT for 3.2 miles. At this point we will be at the top of Albert Mountain with a 360 degree view from the fire tower. After enjoying the view we will continue on the AT, on a short, STEEP descent off of Albert and begin our pass by of BIG BUTT MOUNTAIN. At the 6.5 mile mark we will turn left on a service road for a .75 mile road walk. Here we will come to the trailhead for the Pickens Nose Trail. A short .7 miles on this trail will take us to Pickens Nose where we will stop to explore and eat our lunch. After lunch we will retrace our steps back to the cars to complete our out and back adventure.

This is a strenuous hike and requires recent D5 experience with the club to join the fun.


Required Items to Bring:

The Usual stuff

Food

Water

Etc

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

The Unusual stuff

Camera

Poles

Etc, etc.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Park in the Standing Indian Campground parking area.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):218Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:45 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $87.20 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.

Notes:
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.