Backpacking the AT in Georgia

MEET AT K-MART IN EASLEY AT 0800 FOR THOSE WHO WANT AND 0900 AT THE WAL MART AT SENECA.

 

Hike second section of the AT starting at:

Unicoi Gap and ending at Dicks Creek - 16.7

I have changed the mileage due to heat and difficulty of hike.  we will hike from Dicks creek to Standing Indian campground on the next backpack trip to finish the series.

 

shuttle will need to be worked out.

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  • Mary T

    Hiking from Unicoi Gap to Dick's Creek Gap was really wonderful. On this second trip my mind and body seemed to fall into a good rhythm on the trail as I looked around at the foliage, trees, and landscapes. Thanks to Janice, Lisa, Jane, Martin, and Dewey for making it a cheerful adventure.

    August 2, 2013

  • Dewey Y.

    what an inspiring group. I love the "we wiil do" attitude, made me feel like I did when I was young--- this past weekend. Kudos to all. Eccentric music friend Lisa,movie The Happy Poet; choo choo on the trail Martin read Jack Kerouac: Dharma Bums, On The Road-- the Library will have them.
    Can't make the next leg but will be in the mountains with my mentors who took me backpacking 30+ years ago. Brevard music festival-- Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim/Molly O'brien, Bella Fleck/Abigail Washburn. Not bad eh Lisa.

    July 29, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      It was great having you with us on the trip. I sure hope you can join us on the September trip. The music festival lineup is stellar!

      July 30, 2013

    • Mary T

      Dewey, you climbed the long hills with good speed. Glad you came on the adventure.

      August 2, 2013

  • janice k.

    a close estimate of elevation gain for the weekend is 5100+ which means we did at least half or more down.

    July 29, 2013

    • Lisa S.

      I Googled and found this info: total gain: 6727 ft, total loss: 7024 ft, net change: -298 ft.

      July 29, 2013

    • janice k.

      wow did not realize we went down more than we went up I thought it was up forever.

      July 29, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    Loved it.

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a very enjoyable trip and great group of people. I enjoyed meeting and getting to know each of you better and this GA area is lovely. Barley and I hope to join you again sometime...officially that is :-)

    July 29, 2013

  • Jane K.

    Great group and an enjoyable hike. Looking forward to going again!

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Aarabela G.

    I really enjoyed this hike. It was a beautiful area. It didn't rain much (overall). I maid some new friends and had a good time and that's the whole point of these hike I suppose. I overall I think I liked this one better than the last backing trip on the AT. Plus that German restaurant we stopped at was good and Helen, Ga looked like a cool place to visit.

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • janice k.

    A really hard hike so glad I made the mileage shorter but had a great time and hiked with some amazing people. Life is good on the trail. Thanks for sharing the driving Jane and Richard was great to see you.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • janice k.

    as always things change and we are good to go with two vehicles so see you in the morning.

    July 25, 2013

  • faye

    Have fun! I cannot go. :(

    July 25, 2013

  • janice k.

    my cell phone number just in case something happens after 7AM as I leave the house about 0650
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    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With the change in miles, will this backpack still span three days or just two now?

    July 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd be coming from Charlotte and I'd like to join you, but wouldn'd be able to Friday morning. I'd like to just catchup with the group Sat. If I did that, could I get a ride with someone back to the trailhead?

      July 25, 2013

    • janice k.

      see e-mail I sent you

      July 25, 2013

  • Teresa

    Can I meet u Saturday night and shuttle back Sunday?

    July 24, 2013

    • janice k.

      that will work just do not pass us up :)

      July 25, 2013

    • Teresa

      I'll call u

      July 25, 2013

  • Annabelle Willis C.

    Sorry had to back put have to move into a new apartment

    July 24, 2013

    • janice k.

      good luck with the move you and Grady will have to come to the next one is you can

      July 25, 2013

  • Aarabela G.

    By chance can anyone give me a ride to Greenville after the hike? I'm still working on finding a ride back as I don't have a car.

    July 24, 2013

    • janice k.

      hopefully someone will be able to if not I will get you there

      July 24, 2013

  • Annabelle Willis C.

    Me and Grady will see y'all at Walmart in seneca

    July 23, 2013

  • faye

    Hey, Is there still room it carpool from Easley?

    July 22, 2013

    • janice k.

      yes there is room glad you are coming

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I have a conflict and won't be able to attend.

    July 22, 2013

    • janice k.

      sorry hopefully next time

      July 22, 2013

  • Dewey Y.

    I'm leaving from Greenwood and will meet at Wal Mart in Seneca 9am. Have a full size quad cab truck with bed cover,can take 3 and extra gear if needed.

    July 22, 2013

  • janice k.

    Jane is volunteering to drive, she can take 4 and is meeting us at Easley. Dewey can drive and take 3 thank you all.

    July 22, 2013

  • Tamara (.

    sigh....:-(

    July 22, 2013

  • Aarabela G.

    I'm looking forward to this hike, even more so after this weekend's hike (the Shakedown on the AT). I'm interested to see what this hike has in store.

    July 14, 2013

  • Dewey Y.

    Did Neels Gap around Blood Mtn to Woodshole(?) shelter back UP Blood Mtn then back to Neels Gap 21/2 days last fall. Hard but good. Look forward to seeing old/new friends. I'm in Greenwood; typically go to Anderson to I85 to go to Helen Ga (Unicoi). Looking forward to all details.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interested the next section with you from Dick's Creek Gap North which will finish GA for me. I did Neel's gap to Dicks creek gap on a three day hike memorial day weekend. Nice area. Hope the weather is good for you all.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was hoping to be able to go, but I have not had the time to been able to get in shape enough to do an 8 mile moderate hike in a day. So I am going to relinquish my spot.

    July 2, 2013

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