This is a shuttle hike. We will drive 1.5 hrs to carvers gap @ the AT, pay $35 to be taken to Roan Mountain in the back of a pickup truck, then oddly hike all the way back to our cars. There is also a $3 per car parking fee at the hostel.
$35 and parking fee to be split between all, and don't forget to pay your driver from Earth Fare too! It's about 1.5 Hrs to Carvers Gap, then a 30 min shuttle ride to Roan. Remember $3-4 doesn't buy squat for fuel anymore.
WE WILL KEEP A BRISK PACE!!!15 miles on the AT, rocky in places, fast pace strenuous hike. Please be sure of your abilities before you rsvp!!
Gorgeous views, huge balds, wooded. No water or hot dog stands; so pack it in.
Meet in the parking lot of earth fare westgate. 8 am sharp. dogs encouraged