May 3, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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.