Hike the AT, Spivey Gap to Little Bald, High Rocks

  • October 12, 2013 · 8:15 AM
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Leave at 8:30 a.m. sharp.

Difficulty: Very Strenuous. 2000 ft elevation gain to Little Bald.

Mileage: About 9 Miles approximately.  This will be an all day event.

Required:  Whistle, water, and a lunch.  Please read the hike details below before you sign up.

Paid up members will be given preference on this hike. If you have not paid your dues yet, you could potentially be bumped from this hike and/or wait listed to make room for a paid member. Many of your fellow hikers have paid their $15 yearly dues that support our activities (including the cost of this site). Our hike leaders are volunteers and do not get paid.  Please keep this in mind when you RSVP. Thank you.

RSVPS:  Please change your RSVP as soon as you know you can't make it. Failure to do so means someone else might not be able to hike. Thanks!  If you RSVP for a hike with a waiting list, but are a no show, you may be moved to the waiting list for the next hike you join.  Members who continually sign up and unsign up before a hike will be moved to the waiting list. You will receive no other notice and we will not email you before you are wait listed.

Hike organizers can:  Remove you from a hike if you sign up for a hike beyond your capability. Hiking can be a strenuous activity that requires stamina, balance, and good physical conditioning.  If you have any doubt at all that you or your guest can't physically handle this hike, please email the hike leader prior to signing up for this hike.

Dogs allowed:  No dogs (or other pets) are allowed on our hikes.  If you show up with a dog/pet, you will be asked to leave. We have members who are allergic and/or afraid of dogs/pets.

Children under 14:  You must check with the hike leader before you sign up with your child please. We need to assess their capabilities.

Special needs:  If you are a person with special needs that requires an exception to the hike details above, please email the hike leader prior to signing up for this hike.

Hike description: We will be hiking on the Appalachian Trail to High Rocks and Little Bald. This will be an in and out hike.

http://www.rattreks.com/blog/rattreks/appalachian-trail-work-trip-4-3-2013.html

If you need to meet us at the trailhead: Please indicate that in the comments and we will try to accomodate this request (depending on how hard it is to find it).

Fee:  None

Carpool fee for gas:  $7 to $10 (depending on number of passengers in the car and gas prices)

Safety Rules:

1.  Always stay behind the leader and in front of the sweep.

2.  If you get separated from the group, sit down in the trail and blow your whistle.  We will look for you.

 

 

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  • Bob B.

    "Tough Hike" more elevation gain than we originally thought. The fog rolled in and blocked our view from the top of Little Bald. Tree colors have slightly changed. In about two weeks, the trees should be beautiful driving up Route 26. Still, a great day to hike with friends.

    October 13, 2013

  • Hank H.

    The group and the weather were great. The hike was a bit of a workout. The distance and lack of views made this a little less desirable than other alternatives; but always great to do part of the AT.

    October 13, 2013

  • Richard A.

    Cool breezy weather helped make the climbing tolerable. Trees color changing (about 20%) and vistas from High Rocks all made for some good photo opportunities. Good mix of people. Thanks to all.

    October 12, 2013

  • Alan W

    Sorry . Can't make this one. Picking up my daughter in Charleston.
    Have a great hike! I'll see you all soon.

    October 11, 2013

  • Alice M.

    I'm sorry I have to drop :(, will catch you next Saturday!

    October 10, 2013

  • Holly

    Sorry but I just realized that I will be in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that weekend. Have a great hike!

    October 4, 2013

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  • Caroline
    "wild blue" 211/29/2013, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Rich
    11/17/13 Rainman
  • Deanne
    12/14/13 Happy
  • Wayne B.
    12/14/2013 Captain Morgan
  • Tim D
    The Scout; 2013, Assistant Organizer
  • Shari
    11/17/13 C-3P-O
  • Bob B.
    11/17/13 Bobcat
  • Hank H.
    12/14/13 Snugg
  • Richard A.
    Assistant Organizer
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