Albert Mountain Fire Tower and Pickens Nose - Sat, May 7 2022

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Albert Mountain Fire Tower and Pickens Nose

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Standing Indian Campground   Hike: Albert Mountain Fire Tower and Pickens Nose  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 7 2022  9:00 am >> Sat, May 7 2022 5:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sat, Apr 30 2022 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 6 2022 5:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Pam M
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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: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes



We will park at Standing Indian Campground: Backcountry kiosk/booth and take the Long Branch Falls Trail (east blue blaze) and veer right onto Glassmine Gap southeast on the AT to Albert Mountain where we will take a quick break and enjoy the 360-degree views from the fire tower. Descending from Albert Mountain, we will follow the white blazer adjacent to the gravel road passing Big Butt Mountain before a short walk on the gravel road (0.75 of a mile) leading to Pickens Nose Trail where we will once again enjoy spectacular views. Lunch will happen here. Thereafter, we will retrace our steps back to the cars.

This hike will be on the higher end of moderate pace; 2.7 MPH. Total mileage 17 with aprox. 3500ft elevation gain

This is a strenuous hike and requires recent D5 experience with the club to join the fun. Trip leader has the right to move under-experienced hikers to the wait list.

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Park at the information kiosk on the service road. 

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