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Backpacking roan mountain area

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Carvers gap trail head   Backpacking: Backpacking roan mountain area  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 27 2023  8:00 am >> Sun, Oct 29 2023 7:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 18 2023 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 26 2023 8:27 am
Event Duration:2 Days 11 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Distance:8 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
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Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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Day one. Meet at Indian Trail Park and ride 8 AM Friday. Make our way to carverís gap trail head. 1.2 mile hike to Jane bald. Set up camp. Depending on weather, we may camp at a less windy location. Day two. Leave camp and day hike. 2.8 mile hike to over mountain shelter. Enjoy the views. Eat some food. 2.8 mile hike back to Jane bald camp. Dinner, trick-or-treat, enjoy the views. Hopefully the timing is right for the fall colors. Day three. Hike back to carvers gap. Drive back to our wonderful city. Some say it is the best views on the Appalachian trail.

Required Items to Bring:
Tent, sleeping bag, stove, water filter, three lunches, two dinners, two breakfasts, hiking boots, warm clothes. We will be at 5000+ feet elevation. It will be colder up there. Bear canisters are preferred. You may have to walk quite a bit to hang your food. I can share a bear canister. We can work out details of sharing, stoves and water filters later.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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A willingness to allow nature to inspire you

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Atlanta, I 85 north to two 985 north to 441 N. To 23 n. To 74 e. To I40 E. To I240 to Asheville. Exit 4A for US 19 toward UNC Asheville. Exit 9 US 19 N.. left on NC 197 N. 11 miles left NC 197 N. 3 miles right on fork Mountain Road. Left NC 261 N. 9 miles carvers gap trail head Or just use your GPS
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):482Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $192.80 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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