A 3 day, 50 mile backpacking trip with ultralight gear provided.
You will meet your guide at 5pm at our bunkhouse in Hot Springs, the "Appalachian Trail-er" (200 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC 28743). Your bunk at the trail-er is inlcuded in the cost of the trip. Your will perform a gear shakedown with you the first evening of the trip.
You will leave your vehicle in Hot Springs and then take a shuttle around 8am to the I-40 Overpass, where you will start your hike. Your hike will finish mid- to late-afternoon the third day. For the last day of the trip, you only need to take a daypack.
Thursday: Meet at the Appalachian Trail-er for gear shakedown and packing
Friday: You will start at the I-40 Overpass and hike to Max Patch, approximately 14.6 miles
Saturday: Hike from Max Patch to Hot Springs and stay at the Appalachian Trail-er (lodging is included in trip cost), approximately 20 miles
Sunday: Leave Hot Springs and hike to Allen Gap, approximately 14 miles
Because this is an advanced trip, we ask each participant to submit supplemental evidence that you are physically able to complete this challenging hike. This could include a recent marathon, half marathon, or ultra result, or details of a recent adventure. Please email this information to us at email@example.com when you register for this trip, or call us at 828-713-5451 to discuss your fitness level.