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Georgia - AT Hike - Neel's Gap to Hogpen Gap

Appalachian Trail: Neel's Gap to Hogpen Gap: month 5!
This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Angela Nouryeh!
This is month 5 of my Appalachian Trail series! This month we will section hike from Neel's Gap to Hogpen Gap.
This Hike will start at Byron Reece Trailhead and hike to Hogpen Gap. The hike will go over Levelland Mouintain and Cowrock. This is a strenuous hike and hiking poles are highly recommended due to all the rocks. The hike will actually start at the Byron Reece trail-head parking lot (.5 miles from Neel's Gap) since there is no parking at Neel's Gap. The Mountain Crossings store is here and you cannot leave your car here while hiking. We will need to carpool from Hogpen Gap to Byron Reece Trail-head in the morning (13 miles). There will be more information about carpooling on the FB post.
Join me on Angela's AT Adventure series for this challenging but fun day of hiking!
Make sure to bring trail snacks, lunch and 3 L of water for each day. Also remember to dress in layers, bring hiking poles and rain gear if applicable.

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it!
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only.

Appalachian Trail: Neel's Gap to Hogpen Gap
Trail Rating: YELLOW: Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000 ft low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 3L of water required.
Date: July 13, 2019
Time: meet at 8:30. With a speed of 1 1/2 to 2 miles per hour, this hike should take approximately 5-6 hours
Distance: 8.5 miles
Elevation Gain: Neel's Gap is 3,125', Levelland Mountain is 3,942', Cowrock is 3,842', and Hogpen Gap is 3,450' with over an 800 feet gain.

All Trails:
Atlanta Trails: This link description starts at Byron Reece Trail-head and hikes to Tesnatee Gap then returns for a round trip hike. Our hike will be a one-way hike and continue past Tesnatee Gap to Hogpen Gap.
Water Required: 3L
Dogs: no
Permits / Passes: none required
Trailhead Coordinates / Address:
Password: GWHGA
1 ticket per member or attendee
***Tickets will go live on June 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm***
Kids: no
Men: no

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***