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Wayah and Siler Bald, NC
|Event Location:||near Franklin, NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 26 2022 10:30 am >> Sat, Feb 26 2022 5:15 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Feb 21 2022 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Feb 25 2022 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||6 Hours 45 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
This hike will start at the Wayah Gap parking/picnic area on Wayah Rd. between the 2 mountains (of Wayah and Siler Bald). We will follow the Appalachian Trail north to the tower on top of Wayah Bald where we will have lunch or snack, look at the views, and Siler Bald, our next destination. After lunch we will go south on the AT to Siler Bald. We will pass by the cars so that you could replenish the amount of water you are carrying. After climbing Siler we will return to our cars.
At the finish of the hike, I will not immediately jump into the car; instead will like to stretch, change shoes and any wet clothing and enjoy a hearty snack or two. (Still not stopping for dinner at any restaurants in Clayton.)
Because this a D5 event, if you have not very recently completed some tough AOC hikes, I will be contacting you to determine your level of fitness and experience to make sure this is the right hike for you.
This hike will be cancelled if the chance of thunderstorms is 50% or greater or a steady all day rain is forecast.
If you have evening plans back in the city, you should probably plan to drive yourself.
If you're not feeling well, have been recently ill in the past week or two, please remain home and rest.
Up to two very well behaved dogs allowed, they must be in great shape and the owner must be able to control the dog
|How to Get There:|
Start of the hike: https://goo.gl/maps/HTFnsNzioWQQzj6H9
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||245Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $98.00 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.|
"AllTrails" puts this hiking mileage at 13.7. It is 8.6 round trip to Wayah Bald; it is 5.1 roundtrip to Siler.
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