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Siler Bald Classic AT Hike - 360 Degree View At The Top: 7:30 AM Carpool
|Event Location:||Winding Stair Gap - 8 mi West of Franklin NC on US 64|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Apr 29 2023 9:30 am >> Sat, Apr 29 2023 3:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Apr 12 2023 11:30 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Apr 29 2023 9:00 am|
|Event Duration:||6 Hours +/-|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Mark P|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||9|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
There are many scenic vistas on the Appalachian Trail within a couple hours driving time of Atlanta, but perhaps none more so than Siler Bald. With a summit of 5,216 feet it offers a sweeping 360 degree view of the surrounding valleys. And while there is almost 1500 feet in elevation gain, most of it is fairly gradual over four miles. The total distance hiked will be a little over eight miles.
At the very top of Siler Bald, we will take a lunch break (20-30 minutes) and enjoy the surrounding views. You will want to take a camera or binoculars for the views!
***Note 1: On the drive to the trailhead and back, we will take a quick fuel/restroom break in Clayton at the Ingles.
***Note 2: Itinerary is subject to change before and during the event at the discretion of the trip leader.
***Note 3: Dogs allowed on this hike.
If you have any questions e-mail the Event Coordinator and save phone calls for the day of the event. Note: Hiking poles are highly recommended to help navigate rocky trails.
|How to Get There:|
North on I-85. Take I-985 near Mall of Georgia. Continue on I-985. After 26 miles this intersate will become US 23. Continue on US 23 through Clayton GA and into North Carolina. At Franklin NC take exit to US 64 West. Continue eight miles until Winding Stairs Gap parking lot.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||235Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $94.00 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.|
If you have any questions e-mail the Event Coordinator and save phone calls for the day of the event.
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