Springer Mt - Long Creek Falls Loop on the BMT and AT
|Event Location:||Springer Mountain|
|Date(s) & Time:||Thu, Jun 9 2022 9:00 am >> Thu, Jun 9 2022 2:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Jun 1 2022 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Jun 9 2022 6:00 am|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||RonnyJ (Call me Ron)|
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|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|
Join me as we do a fun loop at the southern end of the BMT and AT to Long Creek Falls.
We will start at the Springer Mountain Parking area and head south on the AT to summit Springer Mountain. After the summit, we head North on the AT for a short distance to the southern terminus of the BMT. We will serpentine on the BMT, crossing the AT two times, taking in a view or two, until the two trails merge at Three Forks. After the merge, we will hike about 2 miles to Long Creek Falls where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we hop on the AT and head south to get back to our cars to complete our loop hike.
Along the way we will see nice views and a waterfall. We will be hiking beside creeks making for a beautiful afternoon on these two iconic trails. This hike is 13 miles with 2600 feet of elevation gain putting it on the lower end of the D5 spectrum.
This is a strenuous hike and recent D4/D5 experience is required to join the fun.
|How to Get There:|
We will be meeting at the trailhead at 9:00. The service road coming from the West is considerably better than the road from the East. Either direction is doable in a sedan.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||120Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 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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