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Dicks Creek Gap, GA to Harpers Ferry, WVa - Weeks 2 -15




The Basics:
Event Type:Adventure
Event Location: southern half of the Appalachian Trail   Adventure: Dicks Creek Gap, GA to Harpers Ferry, WVa - Weeks 2 -15  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 4 2021  9:00 am >> Sat, Jul 10 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 25 2021 8:17 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 2 2021 8:17 pm
Event Duration:97 Days 6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:70 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
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Member Cost:$25.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

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

Itinerary:

The plan is to do a 70 mile section of the Appalachian Trail each week.  The crew has the option of daypacking or backpacking or a mix of both trekking types.  

I will have a guidebook and a phone app with the latest trail information as to lodging and shuttles.  These services are customarily booked a day in advance based on the latest read of where you are on the trail.

Road crossings are typically available every 4 - 15 miles but in cases such as the Smokys and Southwest Virginia can be as far apart as 20 - 32 miles.  In any case, the opportunity exists to resupply every 1-2 days which can also involve in-town lodging and breakfast/dinner.

Daily mileage will vary with road crossings and weather.  While 70 miles in 7 days suggests daily mileage of 10 days actual mileage will vary and one needs to be physically prepared for a mix of D6 days with possible "zero days" or "nero days".  A D6 day is typically followed by a zero or nero day for recovery.

Week by week is listed in a paragraph near the bottom of the post.


Required Items to Bring:

You need D6 experience with daypacking or backpacking experience to make this trek.  If experienced, you will know what works best for you to carry in your pack.  If you don't know, then you probably need to do some shorter shakedown treks.  Everyone's needs and comforts are different.

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Whether I have a daypack or backpack for a 7 day trek, you can expect me to at least be carrying an umbrella and rainpants, pack raincover, sunglasses, guidebook, a water bottle with filter, filtered water bottle, lunch, vitamins and meds, tooth brush/paste, tp, sports drink mix, phone and charger, flashlights, socks and long and short sleeve athletic shirt, and 2 empty bread bags.  

Backpacking adds the shelter system, sleep system and cook system.

I will start the mornings wearing trailrunners, debris gaiters, knee high socks, running shorts, short sleeve athletic shirt, technical pullover hoodie, windbreaker, puffy coat, face mask, and stylish straw hat. 


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An email will be sent once the crew roster is completely settled.


Notes:

A series of fifteen weeklong hikes is planned to be offered over March 28 - July 9 that will cross 5 states.  All weeks are Sunday to Saturday.  The date listed is the Sunday start date:

1.  March 28 - Georgia

North Carolina

2.  April 4 - Bly Gap to Nantahala River Outdoor Center

3.  April 11 - Nantahala River Outdoor Center to Clingmans Dome

4.  April 18 - Clingmans Dome to Hot Springs

Tennessee

5.  April 25 - Hot Springs to Beauty Spot

6.  May 2 - Beauty Spot to Laurel Falls

7.  May 9 - Laurel Falls to Grayson Highlands

Virginia

8.  May 16 - Grayson Highlands to Chestnut Ridge

9.  May 23 - Chestnut Ridge to Pearisburg

10.  May 30 - Pearisburg to Dragon's Tooth

11.  June 6 - Dragon's Tooth to The Guillotine

12.  June 13 - The Guillotine to Three Ridges

13.  June 20 - Three Ridges to Big Meadows

14.  June 27 - Big Meadows to Front Royal

15.  July 4 - Front Royal to Harpers Ferry

A brief trek recording will be posted daily on AllTrails under my Member name if you would like to follow that week's daily progress.  Click on your account and go to Members and it is Gary England, Atlanta.

I will also upload a daily photo or two at the end of each week on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/gary.england.925/


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     - No partial payments. All registrants must pay the posted Member Cost regardless of any agreement you may have with any party involved in the event.

     - Read the event description carefully for additional information, and contact the trip leader(s) with any questions.


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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$25.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Important information for paid events in which payment is managed through the AOC:

     - Payment must be received by the payment due date and prior to participation in the event.

     - Some paid events require a minimum number of registered participants. If that number is not met, the event will be canceled and refunds will be issued to those who have already paid.

     - Third-party vendors often require damage deposits. Each registrant agrees to be liable for and required to reimburse the Atlanta Outdoor Club for any withheld deposits due to the actions of or damages caused by that registrant.

     - No partial payments. All registrants must pay the posted Member Cost regardless of any agreement you may have with any party involved in the event.

     - Read the event description carefully for additional information, and contact the trip leader(s) with any questions.


* We encourage all members to follow our E tiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

 

The payment due date is April 2, 2021.

A non-refundable AOC Service Fee $25 required by AOC.

The payment of $25 only covers AOC Service Admin fee. All costs (transportation, lodging, meals & drinks, and etc.) are paid by members on their own.
 

Make a Payment: Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW

 A non-refundable AOC Service Fee $25 required by AOC. Please note that this is a series of hikes requiring a one time fee if signing up for one, multiple or all of the events in the series.

 

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Fri, Jul 2 2021.
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There is no refund for cancellation.


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