Kimsey Creek - Standing Indian Loop - Sat, Aug 8 2020

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Kimsey Creek - Standing Indian Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Standing Indian Campground
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 8 2020  9:00 am >> Sat, Aug 8 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 3 2020 8:10 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 7 2020 3:44 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 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.
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Standing Indian Campground is full of fun trails to explore. Join me as I meander by a scenic mountain creek, enjoy the AT in NC and summit Standing Indian Mountain with its amazing views.

We will meet at the kiosk near Standing Indian Campground where ample parking will await. A short road walk will take us to the Kimsey Creek trailhead. We will hike length of this trail accompanied by the sounds of a mountain creek with plenty of rock hopping and opportunities to cool off in the creek that is the namesake of this trail. A left turn at the junction with the AT will start us toward Standing Indian Mountain.  Perhaps a quick detour to the shelter for lunch or we will push on to the summit of the mountain where a majestic vista will be enjoyed by all.

After enjoying the views we will head down the notoriously steep Lower Ridge Trail that will take us back to our cars to complete our loop hike.

This is a difficult D5 event, recent D4/D5 experience is required to join the fun.

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We will meet at the kiosk near Standing Indian Campground Click here for directions


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