Joyce Kilmer - Hangover (The good kind) - Tue, Jun 15 2021

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

Joyce Kilmer - Hangover (The good kind)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jun 15 2021  9:30 am >> Tue, Jun 15 2021 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Jun 4 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jun 14 2021 7:18 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
Leigh B
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
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.


Tuesday is the best day for hiking! Take a day off and join us on this awesome Tuesday trek.

The Joyce Kilmer Wilderness is home to old growth forest and huge views, join us as we explore and enjoy this gem. We will have multiple views as we make our way to "The Hangover", a rock outcropping with magnificent 360 views. We will also be on the lookout for old growth trees as we make our way up.

We will start at Beech Gap on the Strawberry Knob Trail for an initial 2 mile, flat section to begin our journey. The uphill begins when we join the Stratton Bald Alternate Trail. This one mile uphill section will lead us to Bob Strattons Bald, our first overlook and an enourmous bald. After the bald we will head up the Haoe Lead Trail that leads us to "The Hangover". This will be our best view of the day and will be our lunch spot. After lunch we will head to another view point before retracing our steps to our cars.

This is a difficult D5 hike, recent D5 experience is required to join the fun.


Required Items to Bring:



Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


Gorilla Suit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet at Beech Gap.

click here for Trailhead location


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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.