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New Meetup: The great Adventure # 2 Benton MacKaye Trail Sections 2 - ?? Weekend Edition

From: Chauga B.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:55 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Upstate Hiking and Outdoor Adventures!

What: The great Adventure # 2 Benton MacKaye Trail Sections 2 - ?? Weekend Edition

When: Friday, September 10,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

This is for members who would enjoy camping and backpacking part of the the Benton MacKaye trail, for the weekend.

There are a couple of ways you can join in on this event.
1) Arrive Friday and camp with us and be prepared to leave the next morning around 9:00 AM
2) Arrive Saturday Morning by 9:00 am and hike and camp with us till Sunday.

Will be amazing, fantastic and absolutely a blast. So put in your leave, get your gear in place and let's go.coolbiggrinlaughingcool

We will be starting this from Three Forks. If you would like to start a day earlier you could do the loop from Section 2 to the top of Springer Mountain on the AT and then come back on the BMT.

Benton MacKaye was the man who conceived the idea of the AT and the BMT is part of his original design. This is a wilder and more natural trail than over used AT. I would also recommend a copy of Hiking the Benton MacKaye.

This is much more of a wilderness backpack, than it would be on the AT.

Each member should bring at least the 5 gallon size pail of BEAR OFF (Just Kidding)

Running from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Davenport Gap on the northern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (the Smokies), the BMT passes through some of the most remote backcountry in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina, including eight federally designated Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas.

For further information on the trail, visit the BMT Vital Info page.

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