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Cold Mountain Loop - No Carpool
|Event Location:||Shining Rock Wilderness|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Mar 6 2021 8:00 am >> Sat, Mar 6 2021 6:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Feb 15 2021 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Mar 3 2021 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||10 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Steve H|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
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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Cold day on cold mountain! We start at the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp Ground. Taking Little East Fork Trail for the start of the counter-clockwise loop. Head south at around mile 6 meet up with the Shining Rock Gap. We will have access to Shining Rock Mountain (5,500 ft) at a short distance. After Shining Rock we take Art Loeb Trail and head due North to Stairs Mountain ( 5,869). Our climb will be on the spine of a Ridge called The Narrows until descending into Deep Gap at mile 9. There we'll take the Cold Mountain trail (6,030) for a out & back 3 mile round trip ( elevation gain of 1,000 ft ). After taking in the views we re-trace our steps back to the Art Loeb Trail and head back for the cars to finish the loop for 4.3 miles. be prepared, this will be a steep descent. Mountain Travel for this hike is approximately (4,300 ). I will request A.O.C. experienced D-5 & D-6 hikes with over several 15 mile North Georgia Mountain hikes within 6 months of time....The Trip leader does reserve the right to move you back to the waiting list if needed.
Credit to Chuck R. For write up and photo.
|How to Get There:|
Meet at Camp Daniel Boone 3647 Little East Fork Rd Canton N/C 28716
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