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AT -Woody Gap to Neel Gap - Out and Back

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Woody Gap - AT   Hike: AT -Woody Gap to Neel Gap - Out and Back  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 21 2022  8:00 am >> Sat, May 21 2022 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, May 12 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 20 2022 11:36 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:22 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will start at the Woody Gap parking lot and hike north bound on the AT about 11 miles to Neels Gap. We will stop at the views at Big Ceder Mountain and Blood Mountain. Expect to have a sit down and enjoy the view break at these locations.  We will visit Mountain Crossing for some snacks and a restroom break before we turn around hike southbound on the AT back to Woody Gap. On the way back, we will take the Freeman Trail, which skirts the sumit of Blood Mountain for a slight change of pace.

This hike will be about 21 miles and will have just over 6,000 of elevation gain and loss. If you have not recently completed some D5 or D6 hikes with the AOC, the leader will likely contact you to determine your abilities for this hike. The leader does reserve the right to remove anyone if warranted. If you are meeting us at the event - please be there ready to hike at 8:00 AM. If you plan to carpool, please be at the park and ride just off 985 located approximately here: 1671 Horizon Pkwy NE Parking.


Required Items to Bring:

Weather appropriate clothing



Water Filter


Extra clothes/shoes to change for the ride home

Cash for your driver if you are carpooling

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):108Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $43.20 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.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.


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