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AT Dick’s creek Gap to NOC

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: North GA , Western North Carolina
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Apr 1 2013  10:00 am >> Sun, Apr 7 2013 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 10 2012 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 15 2013 7:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Days 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:68 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Don Norton (Chicken Feathers)
Mike Pawloski
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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:5
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will meet Monday April 1st at Dick's Creek Gap. 

April 1st from Dick's Creek Gap to Muskrat Shelter approxamily 12 miles. Do not expect space in shelter this is thru hiking season. Elevation gain and lost  is 1894'  with highest being 4669'

April 2nd start at Muskrat Shelter to Beech Creek Gap approx. 10 miles Elevation gain and lost for the day is 90' lost. With highest elevation being 5498' This involves big elevation gain for 2.3 miles

April 3rd start Beech Gap to Big Spring Shelter approx 10 miles Elevation gain and lost 973' gain. higest elevation being 5250'. You will gain 410' in .5 miles this being Albert Mountain

April 4th start Big Spring Shelter to a campsite. approx. 10 miles Elevation gain and lost 1153' lost. Highest elevation. where we start from. About 9 miles we will get to Winding Stair Gap where we will hitch hike into Franklin to resupply and maybe can have lunch and I would suggest getting something for supper . Then back to trail for .5 miles to campsite

April 5th start campsite to Wayah Bald Shelter or campsite .3 miles before shelter   approx 10.6 miles Elevation gain and lost 914' gain Highest being 5354' This section involves big climb.

April 6th Wayah Bald Shelter to Wesser Bald Shelter    approx.11.5 miles Elevation gain and lost 502' lost With highest being 5080'.

April 7th Wesser Bald Shelter to NOC This section is mostly down hill

Required Items to Bring:

This is thru hiker season so tent is mandatory, sleeping pad and bag, cooking utensils and rope to hang food when cables are not available.

Food to start hike you will need




then we will resuppply in Franklin. We will discuss what we will need to buy.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

hiking poles and night light

remember to pack light this is extended trip. You do not want any extra weight on your back that is not necessary.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

I-85 North to I-985 west to exit 24 take  left at end of exit on Hwy 129 and follow signs to Hwy 75A turn right  to end of road turn left on Hwy 75 toward Hiawassee (you will go through Unicoi Gap) till it ends into Hwy 76 Turn right go about 10 miles to Dick's Creek Gap parking will be on left. I think this is a long way around I was up that way this weekend and I think it would be best to continue on 985 to Clayton and just past McDonalds go west on Hwy 76 to Dicks Creek Gap about 20 miles but less traffic lights and small towns and do not have to drive over winding roads or not as much


You will not be registered officially until you pay leader $35.00 within 5 dys or I will have to delete you from registered list. This payment can be made thru Paypal my account is This deposit will be used for shuttle any extra moneys will be returned.

 If you have any questions fell free to contact me 770 987 1689

I will contact everyone that is registered and we will have meeting before we start hike.

This daily mileage can change depending on how fast the group is.

If you are on the waiting list and spot comes open I will contact you so make sure your number is right. After I contact you or leave message, you will have 12 hours from time I contact you to contact leader (770 987 1689) or leave a message If I do not hear from you you will lose your spot and I will contact next person.  Do not wait if you are contacted

It is best to contact me on home phone 770 987 1689 if not available leave message

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Cost Includes:

We will have to have shuttle from NOC back to Dick's Creek (about 75 miles) . The cost of this shuttle will be provided as we get closer to start date. You will need money for  resupply meals at Franklin and NOC.

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

contact leader if you must cancel deposit will be refunded only if you get someone to take your place or there is a waiting list when I get money from them I will return your money. My phone number is 770 987 1689 if not home leave message and I will return your call. if you are not available to confirm cancellation you are still registered.