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New Meeting: Summer Solstice Smoky Mountain Hike

From: James
Sent on: Monday, June 9, 2008 9:43 PM
Announcing a new meeting for Nashville Backpacker Meetup!

What: Summer Solstice Smoky Mountain Hike

When: Friday, June 20, 6:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Experienced backpackers or people in excellent shape.

Why: Take advantage of the longest day of the year to log big miles and see the sights!

Meeting Description: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! The sun and moon are literally lining up!

The longest day of the year (6AM-9PM), the moon at 92% illumination, and ALL on a Saturday.


1000+ miles of possibilities in the Smokies.

Depending on people's preferences, I can tailor the route.


These are a couple possiblities:

Allen Gap to Devil Fork Gap

Big Creek Loop


The plan is to leave Nashville around 6PM on Friday night and drive to the trailhead. With stops and the change to Eastern Time, it will be around midnight by the time we stop. But we can rotate drivers along the way.

Get an early start on Saturday, set camp by dark.
Early start on Sunday, and back to Nashville.
Stop for lunch/dinner along the way.


Contact me with questions or suggestions.

Learn more here:
http://backpackers.meetup.com/166/calendar/8113270/

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