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Springer Mtn to Long Creek Falls AT-BMT Loop
|Event Location:||Springer Mountain|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Mar 20 2023 9:00 am >> Mon, Mar 20 2023 2:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Mar 13 2023 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Mar 19 2023 7:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tim W|
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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:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
This is a great loop hike following both the AT and BMT from their southern terminus on Springer Mtn. It's a low-end D5 hike of about 13 miles distance and 2500 feet elevation gain. There are great views from Springer Mtn and Owen's Overlook along with lunch at Long Creek Falls with lots of beautiful forest to hike through.
From the trailhead parking lot we'll start up Springer Mtn on the AT. After enjoying the view at the top we'll head south on the BMT stopping shortly at Owen's Overlook. We'll continue on the BMT to Long Creek Falls for lunch crossing the AT a couple times along the way. Then we hike back to the Springer parking lot southbound on AT.
There should be plenty of parking at the Springer Mtn trailhead. The unpaved roads leading to the trailhead are long and bumpy but shouldn't be a problem for most cars.
This is a strenuous hike and recent D4/D5 experience is required. Expect an email from me to assess your compatibility if you are new or haven't done prior AOC D4/D5 hike events.
Cudos to Ron for this original event posting.
|How to Get There:|
We will be meeting at the trailhead at 9:00. The service road coming from the West is a bit shorter and 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:||7:15 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|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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