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Tesnatee Gap to Neels Gap - no carpool

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Tesnatee Gap   Hike: Tesnatee Gap to Neels Gap - no carpool  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 22 2021  8:00 am >> Sat, May 22 2021 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, May 12 2021 6:05 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 21 2021 12:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Steve H
Pam M
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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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Tesnatee Gap to Neels Gap(Walesi Yi) is a well maintained section of the AT with rocky trails, gorgeous views and lots of climbs. The name Tesnatee is derived from Cherokee language meaning "Wild Turkey". From Tesnatee Gap, we will enjoy the views at Cowrock mountain. Cowrock offers views of Yonah Mt., Brasstown Bald & Town Creek gorge. At mile 1.8, we will hit Baggs Creek Gap and then Wolf Lauren Top (mile 2.3). At the 3rd mile will approach Rock Spring Top, which will run us into Rock Swain Gap (3.8). Level land mountain, an open area on a crest will run us into Bull Gap (mile 4.9) and finally Neels Gap (mile 6).

This is an out and back trail. We will take a lunch break at Neels Gap. We will maintain a moderate pace of 2.7 MPH Elevation gain: aprox 3100ft

Required Items to Bring:

2-3L of water Lunch/trail snacks

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:


From Atlanta via I-85 N, take I-985 N onto U.S 23 N for 55miles

Take GA-52W/US-129 N and Albert Reid Rd to GA-348 W in Union County


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