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Standing Indian Campground to Albert Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Long Branch trailhead near the Standing Indian Campground, about 12 miles from Franklin, NC   Backpacking: Standing Indian Campground to Albert Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 1 2014  12:00 pm >> Sun, Mar 2 2014 3:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 10 2014 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 28 2014 10:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9.2 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


From Standing Indian we will go up 2 miles on Long Branch trail to the Appalachian trail. After walking 1 mile south on the AT we will reach Long Branch shelter, where we will spend the night. The next day we will continue another 2.4 miles south on the AT to the summit of Albert mountain (elev. 5,250 feet). Summit has a fire tower and a magnificent view. After reaching the summit we will retrace our steps approximately 0.3 miles and then walk about 1 mile on a connecting trail, until we reach Bearpen Trail, which descends 2.5 miles to USFS 67, 3.2 miles from Standing Indian. We will leave a couple of cars here and run a shuttle.

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Don’t forget to bring sleeping bag, mattress, cooking utensils, food for dinner on Saturday night and breakfast and lunch on Sunday, stove, at least one quart of water, and warm clothing.  I will bring filtration equipment to treat water.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

North Carolina 1:00 pm. at the Long Branch trail head near the Standing Indian campground (we will stop in Franklin for lunch at about 11:45). From the Park and Ride go north on I 85, and take the I 985 exit. I 985 becomes GA 365/US 23, which then merges with US 441. Proceed on US 441 until Franklin, NC (the driving distance from downtown Atlanta is 130 miles). Turn left (West) onto US 64 and proceed 10 miles until S.R. 1448 (Old US 64), which is on Wallace Gap, at the bottom of a steep grade. Turn left onto Old US 64 and follow the signs to the campground. The trail head is on paved USFS 67, about 1.5 miles South of Wallace Gap. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $96.00 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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