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Backpacking

Great Smoky Mountain National Park | The Great Stone Door 

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Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN/NC

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Date: Fall Break 2017: Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 12 - 15
Cost: $136/$149
Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 29

Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:00 pm at the ORC

It’s a relatively long drive, but this park is worth it! Plan on backpacking 8-10 miles-a-day of up, down, and around the beautiful, colorful, Great Smoky Mountains. Specific trails have not yet been determined, but plan on car-camping Thursday night and then backpacking Friday – early Sunday. Hiking boots are advised.
Estimated trip duration: 9 am Thurs. – 6 pm Sun.


Backpacking
The Great Stone Door, SCSP, TN


Date: Saturday – Sunday, Oct. 28-29
Cost: $62/$68
Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct. 20

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6:00 pm at the ORC

Savage Gulf, home to the Great Stone Door, is a great place to go backpacking. On Saturday, we will hike to and through the door enroute to a trail on the bottom of the gorge, camping at the Alum Gap campsite. On Sunday a side hike to a pair of waterfalls and panoramic overlooks is a great way to start the day! Expect to hike 5 - 6 miles a day on moderately difficult trails. This trip is designed for the experienced backpacker or the ambitious beginner. The trails are rocky (and challenging) in places, and easy in other places. Overall, the reward is well worth the effort.

Estimated trip duration: 7 am Sat. – 6 pm Sun.