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Backpacking, Shining Rock, Pisgah National Forest NC

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Shining Rock is located off the Blue ridge Parkway between Waynesville and Brevard, NC.
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 9 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Apr 4 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Josh Spier
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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:5
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate to Difficult

FYI - Other Notes: There will be a planning meeting on Thursday April 7, to discuss who will bring what shared gear, and make sure everybody has proper equipment. I have a couple of extra backpacks and tents if anybody needs them. Please let me know in advance.

Leave from Indian Trail Park and Ride at 7:30 Saturday April 9, and drive to trail head with a possible breakfast stop. Once we reach the trailhead, we will begin our hike down the Art Loeb Trail. The Art Loeb trail begins with the ascent of Black Balsam Knob. A 6000 ft Bald with spectacular 360 degree views. The trail will continue along this ridgeline topping Tennent Mtn. (also 6000 Ft+) before reaching our campsite. One of the campsites is very unique in the fact that we will actually be setting up our tents in the middle of a Rhododendron thicket.

After setting up camp we will make the .5 mile hike up to the Shining Rock, A large, granite outcropping on top of another 6000 ft peak. This is a great place to watch the Sunset/Rise, and do a little bouldering for those interested.

Sunday those who want can make the hike back up to shining rock to see the sunrise, before we cook breakfast and break camp. We will then backtrack along the Art Loeb trail to our cars for the drive home. Keep a look out on the drive up for a place to eat on the drive home.

Required Items to Bring:
Recommended Items to Bring:
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layers of clothing
bug spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:North Carolina Same as above. Take I-85 North to I-985. I-985 changes to US HWY 441. Follow 441 to the Blue Ridge Pkwy, Go North on Blue Ridge Pkwy 25 miles to FS 816. Trailhead is .8 mile on right (just before the road ends). (Approximately 3 hour drive)


Are Dogs Permitted? No

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
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Cost Includes:Split Gas costs with carpool

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.