FALL HIKE UPDATE - LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE GOING ASAP!!!

From: howard
Sent on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 6:33 PM

MEMPHIS OUTDOOR ADVENTURES MEETUP

FALL TRIP 2011 NOV THUR3/FRI4/SAT5/SUN6

OUR FOCUS FOR THE TALL TRIP IS WATERFALLS!!!

 IF YOU ARE GOING – YOU NEED TO LET US KNOW ASAP!

LEONARD has agreed to drive – I will be going with him. He can carry up to 3 more passengers. He and I will be sharing a double room – more can stay if they bring their sleeping bags and sleep on the floor or rollaway. IF YOU WILL BE DRIVING, PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS A WAY! You need to plan your lodging arrangements – I anticipate rooms at around $100 per night on average divided by however many stay in the room.

We should be driving around 1200 miles (at 20mpg), plan on sharing the gas (@$3.50 pg) to be around $210 per vehicle plus $40 wear and tear – divided by the number of occupants. Plan to share! And don't forget FOOD, the cost of events listed below, and misc!

We will be leaving EARLY Thursday morning – 7am from Arlington (my house). We can meet at my house and park cars there since this is a longer trip – it is not good to leave them in parking lots.

 If you can’t make the whole 4 days, meet up with us when you can. We will try to keep to this schedule so you will know where we are. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation – email others and post on the website if you are willing to be a driver. I will try to find hotels/motels along the way, but we often have to wing it. Plan on $100 night per room (although we will make a real effort to find the cheapest place to stay) –You have to find your own roommates to share the cost for rooms – email others and post on the website to find interested parties.

Howard[masked] Leonard  [masked]

MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS AS TO HIKES WILL BE POSTED LATER THIS WEEK – BUT IF YOU WANT TO GO – LET US KNOW NOW!!!

 

THURSDAY NOV 3

7AM - DEPART MEMPHIS AREA From Arlington, we will head out Lamar Ave/US78 to Natural Bridge, Al about 3.5 hours

 

10:30 - NATURAL BRIDGE , AL – just a short hike around the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. There is a $2.50 charge to enter this park…

http://www.naturalbridgeala.com/park.html

http://lampton.home.mindspring.com/naturalbridge.htm

 

FRIDAY NOV 4

 

SAT NOV 5

8:30am to 1pm - We start the morning off with a hike to 5-7 waterfalls all around Transylvania County, NC, most on private property so otherwise non accessible. This is with local guide Craig Miller who charges $125/count $150 with tip to be divided by all participants. He is planning something special for us…

http://www.tourwaterfalls.com/

 

SUN NOV 6

Mostly a drive back to Memphis but we will stop for a hike in

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