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Standing Indian Campground to Albert Mountain

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Show on Calendar (until date passes)
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Long Branch trailhead near the Standing Indian Campground, about 12 miles from Franklin, NC   Backpacking: Standing Indian Campground to Albert Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 25 2023  11:00 am >> Sun, Mar 26 2023 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 20 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 25 2023 7:00 am
Event Duration:1 Days 6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


From Standing Indian we will go up 2 miles on Long Branch trail to the Appalachian trail. After walking 1 mile south on the AT we will reach Long Branch shelter, where we will spend the night. The next day we will continue another 2.4 miles south on the AT to the summit of Albert mountain (elev. 5,250 feet). Summit has a fire tower and a magnificent view. After reaching the summit we will retrace our steps approximately 0.3 miles and then walk about half a mile on a connecting trail, until we reach an old dirt road, now used for horse riding, which descends around 4 miles to Standing Indian. 

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Don’t forget to bring sleeping bag, mattress, cooking utensils, food for dinner for Saturday night and breakfast and lunch for Sunday, stove, at least one quart of water, and warm clothing.  I will bring filtration equipment to treat water. If the shelter is occupied when we arrive we will have to sleep outside, so a tent or bivy is recommended; if you dont have one let us know,  maybe we can find one for you.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park and Ride go north on I 85, and take the I 985 exit. I 985 becomes GA 365/US 23, which then merges with US 441. Proceed on US 441 until Franklin, NC (the driving distance from downtown Atlanta is 130 miles). Turn left (West) onto US 64 and proceed 10 miles until S.R. 1448 (Old US 64), which is on Wallace Gap, at the bottom of a steep grade. Turn left onto Old US 64 and follow the signs to the campground. The trail head is on paved USFS 67, about 1.5 miles South of Wallace Gap. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $96.00 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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