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Appalachian Trail Hike - April 2017

posted Apr 12, 2017, 5:46 AM by Scott Lovell
Trip Dates: Saturday April 29 through Sunday April 30
Location: Springer Mountain, start of the AT Trail
Start: Meet at the church on Saturday at 8:00 AM
Finish: Should return to church around 2:00 PM

Parking at Forest Service Rd is at this location:  34.6377, -84.1953 (trailhead)
From the parking lot, we walk a couple of miles to Springer Mountain to see the marker for the start of the AT Trail. Then back-track back to the parking lot and go the other direction continuing on the AT Trail to Three-Forks Campsite 34.6635, -84.1842 which is about 3.5 miles. That makes the first day (Saturday) a 5-6 mile hike. Then returning to the parking lot on Sunday is only a 3.5 mile hike back.

Three-Forks is right on Chester Creek which is great for swimming and filling water bottles. 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Scott Lovell