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Strenuous AT Section Backpack

  • Jan 4, 2014 · 7:30 AM

We'll backpack from TN 91 into Damascus, VA. Total mileage for this section is about 23 miles, with reasonable elevation gain/loss. We'll head up early Sat. am. - drive time from S. Charlotte is about 3 hours and we'll have to shuttle to the start point.  Day 1 will be about 13 miles to Abingdon Gap shelter, then we'll have about 10 out Sunday to Damascus. There will be a cost for the shuttle and of course gas for the driver. We will hike at a fairly fast pace to get to the shelter before dark.  Also, it's a small shelter so be prepared to tent.  If temps will be in the low 20's or less, we may come up with an alternative.

I've limited this to 5 people but its possible more can go so if you are interested please sign up on the wait list.

Please do not sign up unless you are a very experienced backpacker.

Additional details will be provided to those who sign up.

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  • Terry L. W.

    Thanks Cathy for orginizing the hike. The snow was fun to hike in. We need another winter hike soon.

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great trip. Hiking 23 miles through the snow in 30 degree temps doesn't sound too enjoyable sitting in front of the keyboard, butIi had a great time. Good section of trail, great company and always a treat to get in the backwoods.

    Thanks to Cathy for organizing, Mike for leading/driving and Terry for keeping me in the flock.

    January 6, 2014

  • Michael R.

    Had a great time hiking in the snow and we had a nice window to get it done without it being too cold. A great group and a good time had by all. Thanks Cathy for organizing!

    January 6, 2014

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