Dockery Lake to Preaching Rock Plus Woody Gap - Sat, Jul 27 2013

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Dockery Lake to Preaching Rock Plus Woody Gap

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blue Ridge Mountains   Hike: Dockery Lake to Preaching Rock Plus Woody Gap  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 27 2013  9:00 am >> Sat, Jul 27 2013 1:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Jul 14 2013 9:39 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jul 25 2013 9:39 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11.4 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Larry Cooper
Sam L
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will leave the carpool at Mansell Rd. promptly at 9 AM. We should arrive at the trail head at Dockery Lake by 10:15 and be underway by 10:25. Dockery Lake Trail is one of the prettiest approach trails to the AT. After 3.4 miles it intersects the AT at Miller Gap where we will hang a left and go a little over a mile to Preaching Rock. We''ll eat lunch, rest and take photos of the great views from the Rock. We'll continue on to Woody Gap, then retrace our path back to the cars. A few years ago when I was hiking the Dockery Lake Trail I saw a beautiful Gray Wolf. Too bad Angela wasn't along. Wolves are very shy so we need to have a quiet hike if we hope to see one. We will go at a moderate pace (2 - 2.5) so that we can enjoy the beauty of the hike.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking boots, 2-3 liters of water, lunch, weather appropriate clothing

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Trail snacks, digital camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Given at the carpool.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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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