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Kimsey Creek - Standing Indian Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Standing Indian Campground
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jul 27 2021  9:30 am >> Tue, Jul 27 2021 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 22 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jul 26 2021 7:34 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
Leigh B
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Standing Indian Campground is full of fun trails to explore. Join me as I meander by a scenic mountain creek, enjoy the AT in NC and summit Standing Indian Mountain with its amazing views.

We will meet at the kiosk near Standing Indian Campground where ample parking will await. A short road walk will take us to the Kimsey Creek trailhead. We will hike length of this trail accompanied by the sounds of a mountain creek with plenty of rock hopping and opportunities to cool off in the creek that is the namesake of this trail. A left turn at the junction with the AT will start us toward Standing Indian Mountain.  Perhaps a quick detour to the shelter for lunch or we will push on to the summit of the mountain where a majestic vista will be enjoyed by all.

After enjoying the views we will head down the notoriously steep Lower Ridge Trail that will take us back to our cars to complete our loop hike.

This is a difficult D5 event, recent D4/D5 experience is required to join the fun.

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We will meet at the kiosk near Standing Indian Campground Click here for directions

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):230Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $92.00 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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