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AT: Wayah Bald & Siler Bald
|Event Location:||Wayah Gap Picnic Area, NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, May 22 2022 9:00 am >> Sun, May 22 2022 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, May 13 2022 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, May 21 2022 7:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||8 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joseph Wang|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|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:||No|
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Join me as I hike the North Carolina portion of the Appalachian Trail!!
We’ll meet at the Wayah Crest Parking Area. From the parking lot, we’ll head NOBO on the Appalachian Trail to the Wayah Bald Summit Lookout Tower. Here, we’ll take in some great views of the Appalachian Mountains and Siler Bald (where we’ll be headed next) and take a snack/rest break. This portion of the hike will be approximately 4.3 miles (8.6 miles round trip) with 2,014 feet of elevation gain.
Once we have finished taking in the views, we’ll head SOBO on the Appalachian Trail passing our cars. You can replenish on water and snacks at your car if you’d like. Depending on the time, we can have lunch at the parking area or take a lunch break along the way to Siler Bald for lunch. We’ll follow the Appalachian Trail SOBO to Siler Bald. This portion of the hike will be approximately 2.5 miles (5.1 miles round trip) with 1,112 feet of elevation gain.
|How to Get There:|
Wayah Gap Picnic Area
Topton, NC 28781
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||245Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 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.|
Because this a D5 Hiking event, if you have not recently completed recent D5 AOC hikes, I may be contacting you to determine your level of fitness and experience to make sure this is the right hike for you.
This event may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable outing.
Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.
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