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2019-10-12 11:00 GSMNP-004 Charlies Bunion, The Jumpoff & Clingmans Dome
|Event Location:||Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Newfound Gap Parking Lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 12 2019 11:00 am >> Sat, Oct 12 2019 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:45 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Jul 1 2019 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Oct 11 2019 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||Approx. 7 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|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|
<<< Charlies Bunion & The Jumpoff >>>
Both of these destinations offer spectacular views. Although it is close to vertical, the Jumpoff is surrounded with vegetation, but not so at Charlies Bunion. It is as steep as the Jumpoff, but it is mostly bare rock. The two places are only a little over a mile apart, and each can be seen from the other. Please notice the spur trail to Jumpoff is steep, rocky, and eroded.
We will meet and start from the Newfound Gap parking lot. We will hike to the jumpoff first and take a break for snack, water, and beautiful views. Then we will hike to Charlies Bunion for our lunch break before going back to our parking lot.
<<< Clingmans Dome >>>
We’ll take a short drive from the Newfound Gap parking lot to the Clingmans Dome parking lot, and then hike to Clingmans Dome. This is the highest point in the GSMNP park and the entire Appalachian Trail.
This is a strenuous D5 event, you must have recent D5 experience to join in the fun.
If your experience is not from the club, please include it in a note, or email TL; otherwise you’ll be moved to waiting list for the safety of everyone.
For those that are interested, we will be having dinner at 5 Guys in Gatlinburg immediatly after the hike.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||322Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:45 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $128.80 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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