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Springer Mt - Long Creek Falls Loop on the BMT and AT

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Springer Mountain   Hike: Springer Mt - Long Creek Falls Loop on the BMT and AT  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 22 2019  7:30 am >> Sun, Sep 22 2019 4:40 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Sep 16 2019 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 21 2019 4:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 10 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
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: 9 / 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.


Join me as I do a fun loop at the southern end of the BMT and AT to Long Creek Falls.

We will start at the Springer Mountain Parking area and head south on the AT to summit Springer Mountain. After the summit, we head North on the AT for a short distance to the southern terminus of the BMT. We wll serpentine on the BMT, crossing the AT two times, taking in a view or two, until the two trails merge at Three Forks. After the merge, we will hike about 2 miles to Long Creek Falls where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we will hop on the AT and head south to get back to our cars to complete are loop hike. We may need to do a quick reclimb up Springer Mountain to get the necessary elevation change to keep the D5 rating.

Along the way we will see nice views, a waterfall and hike besides creeks for a beautiful afternoon of hiking on these two iconic trails.

This is a strenuous hike and recent D4/D5 experience is required to join the fun.

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We will be meeting at the trailhead at 9:00.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):106Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $42.40 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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