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Fires Creek Rim Trail
|Event Location:||Hayesville, NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Nov 16 2019 6:30 am >> Sat, Nov 16 2019 10:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Oct 30 2019 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Nov 13 2019 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||15 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D7: Extreme|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||4|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Ready for some fun? We will follow the rim around the Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area, and this time of year Lake Chatuge should be in view on different sections of the rim.
We will hike all the rim sections as follows:
7.6 mi - Huskins Branch Hunter Camp to Big Stamp
5.4 mi - Big Stamp to Weather man Bald
2.6 mi - Weatherman Bald to Tusquitee Bald
3.5 mi - Tusquitee Bald to Fires Creek Picnic Area
3.5 mi - Leatherwood Loop Trail
Total: 25 miles and 7,700 ft of assent.
Be ready as we may encounter snow, blowdowns, and this trail has many bumps which never seem to end.
This is a strenuous hike and only for advanced hikers with recent experience of hiking 15 or more miles in the mountains. We will be trying to maintain at least an average 3 mph pace while hiking.
The trip leader(s) reserves the right to consider participant's past history and to make the final determination for participation on this hike.
|How to Get There:|
From Hayesville:From Main Street, take Tusquitee Street (SR 1300), go about 4.4 miles. Turn right on SR 1344 and go about 0.7 miles. The road turns into FR 340 (gravel). Drive 0.1 mile to Fires Creek Hunt Camp and 0.3 miles to Rim Trail Trailhead.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||200Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||6:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $80.00 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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