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Backpack to Stratton Bald in Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness
|Event Location:||Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Nov 2 2019 10:30 am >> Sun, Nov 3 2019 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Oct 27 2019 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Nov 1 2019 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 8 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bob Bunner|
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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:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Come join me for a combination of backpacking and day hiking in the Joyce-Kilmer Wilderness. The first part of our journey will be backpacking to Bob Stratton Bald, one of the highest points in the Joyce-Kilmer Wilderness at 5240 ft. Its a large bald with acres of open area, great views, a reliable water source, and plenty of available campsites. From Beech Gap trailhead on the Cherohala Skyway, we will hike a total of 3.5 miles, with an elevation gain of about 1000', to Bob Stratton Bald. The first couple miles are pretty easy as the path follows an old road. Most of the elevation gain occurs during the third mile, which is pretty steep and challenging. Eventually, we will reach the Bald.
We'll set up camp and eat lunch before embarking on the second part of our journey. We'll dayhike 3 miles to Hangover, a narrow outcropping with 360 degree views. This is a great place to relax for 20-30 minutes before returning to our campsite. The round trip distance is 6 miles to Hangover.
We'll plan on stopping somewhere for lunch on the way back to the carpool.
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|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||320Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $128.00 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.|
Please contact the trip leader if you intend to bring a dog. I will limit the number of dogs on the trip, so don't assume you can bring your dog without notifying me in advance.
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