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Albert Mountain A.T. Via Grassy Ridge Trail - No Carpool!

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Patterson Gap, Chattahoochee National Forest   Hike: Albert Mountain A.T. Via Grassy Ridge Trail - No Carpool!  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 25 2020  8:30 am >> Sat, Jul 25 2020 5:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 16 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 24 2020 10:00 am
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:19 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This event will have no meet up at the Trailhead. 4 hikers only because of limited parking space at Trailhead! We will meet at Ingles in Clayton Ga at 7:45 am. We start this hike on the Grassy Ridge Trailhead at Patterson Gap. Heading North just East of the Southern Nantahala Wilderness border. There will be an unbeaten trail, sometimes a path with plenty of unexpected blowdown! This trail will bypass to the West of Grassy Ridge Mountain (4406) and put us near Nichols Gap. We will be climbing for the most part of this trail until we get around the North Carolina line. At around mile ~ 3 we intersect the A.T. ( Carters Gap) and turn ourselves to a Northeasterly fashion. Once getting comfortable with the People's Trail... we will meet all of our Gaps to the North until we make our assault on Albert! The South face has it's moments but only briefly!! Nobo's call this the 100 mile mark ( from the southern terminus of Springer Mountain). This will be mile ~9.5 for us and also lunch. You can climb the Tower with afforded views to the East. After lunch we retrace our steps. My concerns for this hike will be the Grassy Ridge Trail and the Albert Mountain climb. The A.T. will be less concerning. This event will take a hiker who has experience on long hikes. The Mountain travel is low for a D6 approximately ~ 4,000 but mileage is high. Also Grassy Ridge might be a little unforgiving and technical! ( blowdown) You must have absolutely some recent D- 6 levels for this event. I will most definitely use my discretion in judging your abilities to hike this event. The leader does reserve the right to put you back on the waiting list if warranted.

Required Items to Bring:

water4 liters

boots/sturdy shoes


rain gear (in case)

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Merge into left lanes and continue on I-985

I-985 will turn into US-23 N/US-441 N/GA-15; remain on this road to Clayton.

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