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Standing Indian

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Tallulah and Nantahala Wilderness Areas
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 27 2009  10:00 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 2 2009 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 26 2009 11:55 pm
Event Duration:12 hours total, including drive time and dinner
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
John Weatherman
Kathy Malone
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:0
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is a strenuous 10 mile loop hike. 

If you have not yet been on a D-5 hike, do not sign up unless you first contact one of the trip leaders.

Why Standing Indian? Well, it is the highest peak within dayhiking distance of Atlanta.

We start out just north of Tate City, at about 2,900 feet.  We take the Beech Creek trail up to Case Knife Gap.  From there, we do a very steep bushwack straight up the side of the mountain to the AT, which will take us to Standing Indian at 5,500 feet.  Then it's down the AT to Deep Gap.  There we pick up the Deep Gap trail, which goes along a stream back to where we started.

As usual, the faster hikers can go ahead.  However, we will gather as a group in three spots; Case Knife Gap, Standing Indian and Deep Gap.  That way, we won't get too strung out for the whole hike.

After the hike, we will stop for dinner at La Cabana in Clayton.

We want to extend all due credit to Dean, who leads this hike a lot, and taught it to everyone.

Required Items to Bring:
  • two liters water or sports drink
  • hiking boots / trail shoes
  • non-cotton clothes in layers
  • poncho (just in case…)
  • snacks and lunch
  • cash for gas (for your carpool driver) 
  • cash or credit card for dinner
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • hiking poles
  • camera
  • binoculars
  • gps

How to Get There:
Event Directions:85 N to 985 N to 23/365 N to 23/441 N this will take us into Clayton GA. We will make a pit stop, which will be at the Clayton Burger King, which will be on your right. In Clayton turn left onto 76 W, travel about 15 minutes. Right onto Persimmon, left onto Tallulah road , travel about 20 minutes, or until the road ends.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $96.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

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