Camping, Wildflowers, Rolling Hills and Hiking - Fri, Sep 28 2012

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Camping, Wildflowers, Rolling Hills and Hiking

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: Roan Mountain State Park, TN   Camping: Camping, Wildflowers, Rolling Hills and Hiking  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 28 2012  3:00 pm >> Sun, Sep 30 2012 11:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 3:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Sep 9 2012 9:30 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 27 2012 10:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 20 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate (Exploratory)
Trip Leader(s):
Lisa Maldonado
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Member Cost:$12.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

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.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Roan Mountain is on National Geographics top 100 American Adventures list: best-adventures/100-adventures-list/

Roan Mountain State Park encompasses 2,006 acres of southern Appalachian forest at the base of 6,285 foot Roan Mountain. Park elevation ranges from 3,000 feet in the valley to around 3,700 feet on surrounding ridges. Rich hardwood forests allow for a great diversity of life and a wide range of outdoor activities. Park guests have opportunities to hike along creeks and ridges.

Wildflowers and wildlife inhabit the hollows and ridges of the Roan foothills in abundance. From Dutchman's-breeches to deer, trillium to turkeys and bee balm to black bears there is always something to discover.
  There are approximately 12 miles of hiking trails in Roan Mountain State Park

We will arrive on Friday to set up camp. Friday will be for exploring Roan Mountain State Park. There will be a hike in the park for those that want to participate. Friday Evening will be campfire time.

Saturday after breakfast we will Hike Roan Mountain trails. We will begin with a warm up with easy one mile on the Rhododendrum Gardens Trail. We will then begin our moderate Appalachian Trail Three Bald Hike. This is a moderate 4.7 mile hike with an elevation gain of 994 feet. It is an out and back trail with rolling balds. The group will park at Carvers Gap. The trailhead leads to Round Bald then Jane Bald to Grassy Ridge Bald. This hike has been compared to the three bears. Baby Bear, Mama Bear and Papa Bear getting larger and better as you go along. We will go back the same way we came in. 
We will then take a vote to see who is up for an easy 2.7 miles on the Cloudland and Roan Gardens trail with a beautiful view at the Roan High Bluff Overlook at 6267 feet.
After breakfast on Sunday we will pack up our campsite and either do a hike or go into the villiage to look around and have lunch.

Required Items to Bring:

Sleeping Bag
Hiking Boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Bug Spray
Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):520Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 3:00 pm
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $208.00 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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$12.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Camping Fee

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Thu, Sep 27 2012.
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No Refund will be issued after September 20th unless someone takes your place and makes a payment. A $5 service fee will be charged for all cancellations.