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Winter backpacking Siler Bald
|Event Location:||Winding Stair Gap|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 20 2021 10:00 am >> Sun, Feb 21 2021 1:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Feb 12 2021 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Feb 18 2021 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|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:||No|
Siler Bald located just off the Appalachian Trail near Franklin, NC, offers excellent 360-degree panoramas from its domed, grassy summit.
We’ll meet at Winding Stair Gap Parking lot and start our trip at 10:00 heading northbound on the AT. We'll pass through Swinging Lick Gap, Panther Gap, and Snowbird Gap before reaching our campsite near the summit about 5 miles .
After setting up camp we’ll do our chores, gathering wood and preparing water. Then we’ll do optional short hike around and back to campsite to make fire and enjoy sunset on top of the Siler Bald.
Sunday morning we will do optional short hike on the AT or enjoy views
on Siler Bald then pack up camp around 10.00 and start our hike back
down to Winding Stair Gap.
|How to Get There:|
North on I-85. Take I-985 near Mall of Georgia. Continue on I-985. After 26 miles this intersate will become US 23. Continue on US 23 through Clayton GA and into North Carolina. At Franklin NC take exit to US 64 West. Continue eight miles until Winding Stairs Gap parking lot.
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