[at-l] Springer Fever & Dahlonega Trail Fest

Black Wolfe blackwolfe at charter.net
Mon Dec 19 18:51:04 CST 2011

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Bennett"

> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Sandra Friend
>> I am planning for Springer on March 19. Given I'm a strong hiker, but a
>> flatlander (who, thank goodness, kept her winter gear) how far north 
>> might
>> a week's worth of hiking take me?
> I've done that section three times - twice in March and once in June. A
> full seven days should get you to Dick's Creek Gap without too much
> trouble. Just take it easy at the beginning as you adjust to the hills.
> Have fun!

After playing eith my AT hike planning software and remembering my hike 
through that area, Ken's advice looks spot on.  YMMV (Your mileage may vary) 
If you do the approach trail, figure on a very full day there.  It may only 
be 8 miles, but it is ALL uphill.

Black Wolfe
Bruce W. 

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