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Max Patch to Lemon Gap 6.2 miles

  • May 3, 2014 · 9:00 AM
  • Ingles

PLEASE ONLY RSVP YES IF YOU ARE GOING. 

6.2 miles Shuttle car / hike.  

Weather dependent. Will be cancelled if heavy rain.  

Dress accordingly for this hike as it can be very breezy and chilly a top the balds. 

Meet at 9:00 in the Ingles parking lot in Canton. When entering the parking lot turn right and park over by the retaining wall. I'll stand outside my car (Blue Hyundai or other car). We will depart at 9:15 . promptly. 45 minute drive to and from Canton plus the car shuttle. Arrive at Max Patch parking lot and leave some of the cars and drive the other cars to our ending spot.

On the hike we will move at a moderate pace (aprox. 2.8 miles per hour).  
I have not done this hike on this portion of the trail (to Lemon Gap). 
I've read its a nice hike but the only views are at Max Patch and the rest of the hike is in the woods.  Also read that there is an initial incline and after that the trail gently rolls 6 miles following the AT.

We will discuss optional meal at the end of hike. Depends on what time we get done. Therefore bring a lunch and something to drink. You will get hungry!

Also, you are responsible for your OWN safety on this hike so wear proper boots and bring hiking poles if needed. 

Please contribute a minimum of $7 each to your car pool driver. 

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  • Francis "Ty" H.

    I really enjoyed that very much and the trail is really too long and interesting sight.

    May 5, 2014

  • Betsye L.

    Thanks for arranging such a gorgeous day with such a beautiful hike. Mexican food was a real after-hike treat. Almost slept in my plate!!!

    May 4, 2014

  • Dana B.

    Beautiful sight of the mountains!!

    May 4, 2014

  • Mark S.

    This is a very hard hike to top! We are blessed to have such incredible beauty in our backyard!

    May 3, 2014

  • Linda F.

    I agree with Mary and Wendy and Joyce. Wonderful place for the wildflowers. Great hike and fun times on trail.

    May 3, 2014

  • Joyce P

    I agree with Mary and Wendy....perfect hike! Thanks for putting this together:-)

    May 3, 2014

  • Mike N.

    What a terrific hike! Great route, fantastic flowers (as in, fantasy land WOW), super folks, and the weather was splendid! Another great one, Wendy!!

    May 3, 2014

  • Shirley H.

    A little fast for me as I am not "legged up." Otherwise, it was great.

    May 3, 2014

  • Wendy O.

    I agree with Mary. This was the prettiest hike I've been on and pretty easy too. Initial descent and then mostly level. Look for this one to repeat. This is now my favorite hike and of course spent it with my favorite hikers.

    May 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hand's down my favorite hike to date. Stunning wildflowers, amazing vistas.

    May 3, 2014

  • Seth H.

    Sorry I missed you guys today. Hopefully I'll join you soon.

    May 3, 2014

  • Idaho J.

    Hurt my leg, cant go

    May 2, 2014

    • Bryan S.

      Hope nothing too bad. Chicken of the woods mushroom attacked you!

      1 · May 3, 2014

  • Clay S.

    Sorry everyone I have to cancel last minute. Hope you all enjoy!

    May 3, 2014

  • ken

    Hey all - in town for another week and a half. Is this a point and shoot camera hike or with gear? I'd love to join but left my battery charger at home (rrrrr).. Anyone have one compatible for a D60 I could borrow for a couple hours tonight?

    May 2, 2014

    • ken

      Make that a 60D, sorry for the confusion. I do shoot canon.

      May 2, 2014

  • Grant S.

    I have some unexpected friends coming through on Saturday so I must drop out this time.

    May 2, 2014

    • Joyce P

      Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

      May 2, 2014

  • Shirley H.

    I live close to Max Patch. I will meet you at the Max Patch Parking lot.

    May 2, 2014

  • Mike N.

    I am in East Asheville, and would be happy to drive two of us to the carpool spot in Canton.

    May 1, 2014

  • Wendy O.

    Weather looking just about perfect

    May 1, 2014

  • Clay S.

    Anyone up to carpool? I'm in the Weaverville area. I have gas money as well.

    April 27, 2014

  • Sheley R.

    So sorry to miss this but am doing a Dog Safety event at our hospital. So hope you'll do again

    April 23, 2014

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