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Big Scaly Mountain Loop
|Event Location:||Big Scaly Mountain, NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jun 21 2014 7:00 am >> Sun, Jun 22 2014 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Jun 13 2014 7:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jun 20 2014 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 11 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Mike Pawloski|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|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:||Yes|
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.
Let's Go Backpacking!
Big Scaly is the mountain just below Standing Indian. This backpack is a loop of about 11 miles and has roughly 2,500 feet of elevation gain (and loss...see trail profile below). If you have not completed a D5 hike or backpack recently, expect to have some conversation with the trip leaders prior to the event.
|How to Get There:|
Take I-85 N to I-985 N which turns into US 23/441 to Clayton GA. Pit stop at Chik Fil A! (For bathrooms and "to go" only - we do not plan to sit down and eat.) Then go West on US 76 about eight miles. Turn right on Persimmon Rd, near the volunteer fire department and sign for Tallulah River Campgrounds. Continue about 4.2 miles to left at Tallulah River Rd. This road will turn to gravel after a mile or so and leads thru gorge to Tate City. Follow to NC state line. Trailhead parking will come up soon on the left.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||220Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $88.00 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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