Byron Reece to Cowrock Mountain - Sun, Jan 17 2021

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Byron Reece to Cowrock Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Byron Reece Memorial parking lot   Hike: Byron Reece to Cowrock Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 17 2021  8:30 am >> Sun, Jan 17 2021 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 11 2021 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 16 2021 10:00 am
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 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.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.



We will start hiking at 8:30 AM, taking the Byron Reece access trail south until it intersects with the Applachian Trail at Flatrock Gap. From there, we will take the AT east towards Neels Gap. After crossing the road at Neels Gap and taking a short  break, we will continue east on the AT until we get to Cowrock Mountain, where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will head back, retracing our steps. On our way back, we will stop for a little bit at Neels Gap before continuing west on the AT, and taking the Byron Reece trail back to our cars.

The total distance for this hike is about 13 miles with about 3100 feet of total elevation gain. You need to have recent D5 experience and be able to hike at a moderate pace to keep up with the group. The Event End Time stated on this page is an estimate, so flexibility is required.

 there is NO carpool for this event. We will meet at Byron Reece Memorial parking lot at 8:30.

Required Items to Bring:

Snacks and lunch

Warm clothes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet at the trailhead in the Byron Reece Memorial parking area. This parking lot is located on US- 19, about 0.5 miles north of Neels Gap, on the left side of the road.

Coordinates: 34.7418, -83.9226



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