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Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain Shelter

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Unicoi Gap   Hike: Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain Shelter  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Apr 21 2022  9:00 am >> Thu, Apr 21 2022 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 12 2022 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 20 2022 6:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:11.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
Nate P
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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: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join Ron & Nate (his first co-lead in AOC TL training) for a challenging hike on the Appalachian Trail.

We will be starting at the Unicoi Gap Trailhead and hiking on the Georgia AT up to Rocky Mountain where we will stop for a short rest before continuing up to Tray Mountain. Once we reach the top, we will take a break to enjoy the views and eat lunch around Tray Mountain Shelter before retracing our steps back down the Georgia AT to the Unicoi Gap Parking Lot. This is a steep D5 hike with around 3200 ft elevation gain.

Required Items to Bring:


Hiking Boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles



Treasure Map

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):145Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $58.00 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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