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AT Adventure: Rock Gap to Burningtown Gap (18 miles)

May 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am - May 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

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Come with me as I hike the Appalachian Trail!
(Cross posted on Georgia Adventures)

Since the weather has heated up, this Florida girl is headed back to the AT. Come with me as I hike 18 miles with an overnight location TBD (I have two locations picked out that I can discuss with whoever signs up). Mother/daughter teams are encouraged as this will be Mother’s Day Weekend.

**9:00 AM on May 7th (2.5 hour drive from downtown ATL)**
Park at Rock Gap (near Franklin, NC) and shuttle to Burningtown Gap (ideally we will shuttle ourselves but there is an option to pay someone).

We will walk SOBO for two days with an overnight stay on the trail. Expect to hike for 9 miles/day at about 2.3-3.0 mph. I hike with a small terrier named Georgia, the best trail dog south of the North Pole 😉

You don’t need to be an experienced backpacker. There are a ton of videos online and REI will charge you hundreds (thousands?) to be sure you are prepared. You need to prepare yourself for 9 miles of walking with 20-40 lbs on your back. Know your limits. Also, come with an open mind to meet new friends and to share this experience with me. <3

We will end when we end but expect to be off trail Sunday by nightfall.

Details

Start:
May 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am
End:
May 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Event Category:
https://www.meetup.com/birminghamoutdooradventurers/events/284633516

Venue

Rock gap parking
National Forest Rd
Franklin, NC 28734 us
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