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Update!! AT Adventure: Deep Gap to Albert Tower (and back) 30 miles
April 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Come with me as I explore the AT in North Carolina.
(Cross posted on Georgia Adventures)
I have increased the time since most people have Friday off (this is Easter week. Ensure you can go at about 2 miles per hour while carrying a 20-40 lb backpack. We have to go 30 miles in three days but we can decide as a team where to stop for camp.
Meet at Deep Gap Parking Lot at 9am EST on Friday. This is a gravel road that is very bumpy but (was) doable in a sedan. ***there is no cell service at the trailhead. Give yourself time to get to the trailhead!***
We will hike southeast past Standing Indian Shelter and continue to the top of Standing Indian Mountain. Then we go down the mountain southeast (even though we are going NOBO on the trail) past many steams so bring your filter so that you dont have to carry a lot of water weight. Hike past Carter Gap Shelter until we get to Betty Creek Gap then onwards to Albert Tower to see some amazing views of NC. This is the 100 mile marker for the AT and is hopefully unlocked by the event weekend so we can check out the views!
Some things to note:
1. I dont intend to leave anyone behind but if you are not used to hiking 10 miles a day, up hill, with a pack, then this is not the event for you.
2. You MUST have a way to throw a bear bag or have a bear cannister.
3. You should have the ten essentials for backpacking (headlamp, map, water filter, etc)
4. I hike with the best trail dog south of the North Pole. This will be a dog friendly hike as long as your pup is friendly.