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(RESCHEDULED) AT: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap
|Event Location:||Hiawassee, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Apr 10 2023 9:00 am >> Mon, Apr 10 2023 4:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Mar 30 2023 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Apr 9 2023 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||7 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tim W|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Join us for this challenging D6 hike on the Appalachian Trail. We'll follow the AT on an out and back route from the Dicks Creek Gap trailhead to Bly Gap just past the Georgia/North Carolina state line.
While there are no big extended climbs on this section there's plenty of smaller climbs that will total around 4600 feet elevation gain covering 6 knobs in each direction. It's a beautiful hike through the mountains and a tough workout.
Climbs include Little Bald Knob, Buzzard Knob, As Knob, and Rich Knob. You'll cross the state line for lunch and a photo op by the gnarly tree at Bly Gap. We're sure to pass lots of AT through hiker hopefuls along the way. You'll also learn the meaning of PUDS.
Although we'll be on the AT the whole time, this is a solid D6 hike of 18 miles with 4600 feet. The average pace should be a quick 2.8 mph. Be sure you're comfortable with hikes lasting up to 7 hours including faster pace sections of up to 3.0+ mph.
VERY RECENT D6 EXPERIENCE IS A MUST TO JOIN THE FUN. EXPECT AN EMAIL FROM THE TRIP LEADERS TO ASSESS YOUR COMPATIBILITY IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY D6 HIKES IN YOUR AOC PROFILE OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS.
|How to Get There:|
Please meet Dicks Creek Gap AT trailhead by 9:00am.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||180Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $72.00 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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