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(Last Minute) Lake to Lake - Dockery to Winfield Scott

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Dockery Lake   Hike: (Last Minute) Lake to Lake - Dockery to Winfield Scott  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, May 16 2023  8:45 am >> Tue, May 16 2023 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, May 14 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, May 15 2023 9:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:15 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tim W
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This hike starts at Dockery Lake, meanders over 3 trails to Lake Winfield Scott, and then returns to Dockery.

Starting at the Dockery Lake Campground we'll follow the Dockery Lake Trail up to meet the Appalachian Trail.  At the intersection we'll take the AT north to Jarrard Gap.  From there we have a short descent down the Jarrard Gap Trail to Lake Winfield Scott.  After lunching by the lake we retrace our route back to Dockery Lake.

This hike features the two mountain lakes, a number of streams, plus a few miles following white blazes on the AT.  Hike distance is about 15 miles with 3000 ft of climbing.  

This is a mid-range D5 hike in both distance and elevation.  Average pace will be on the fast side of moderate around 2.8 mph.  Recent D5 or high end D4 experience is required.  Be sure you're comfortable with hikes lasting up to 6 hours (moving time) at a faster pace (up to 3.0 mph).  Hikers without D5 experience will get an email to help assess your compatibility.

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Required Items to Bring:

Water and/or sports drink

Lunch and snacks

Sturdy and comfortable hiking shoes or boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

Rain gear

Sunny outlook


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Dockery Lake Recreation Area - Please park at the Dockery Lake Trail trailhead near the restrooms

Directions to the trailhead

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $44.00 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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