View Full Version : Not much time for a hike.

12-09-2009, 12:08
I have not been on the AT since the early 80's.

I am driving to central Ga for xmas with the folks, and would like to hit the trail for 3-4 days and test some of my new gear, before I get into a thru hike.

I plan to drive up to springer or there abouts, would like to hike for a few days, and be able to catch a shuttle or something back to my car. Either that or visa versa, IE start north and end up at springer.

Probably around the 15-20th

Any advise would be helpful.

12-09-2009, 13:47
Springer to Neels Gap is a nice 3 day hike. Alternatively there's a parking lots near Neels Gap (Byron Reece Parking lot) and you can catch a shuttle to Springer (or AFSP) then hike back to your car.

12-09-2009, 13:51
Call the Hiker Hostel - Joshua & Leigh Saint 770-312-7342 - hikerhostel.com

or Mountain Crossings - (Walasi-Yi) 706-745-6095 - mountaincrossings.com

12-09-2009, 15:05
Drive to Mountain Crossings Outfitter at Neel Gap. Get a shuttle to Springer and hike north to your car at Mountain Crossings. Decent three-day walk. If they are available, staff at Mountain Crossings will do the shuttle for a reasonable fee.

Chaco Taco
12-14-2009, 09:32
Buy a guidebook. Has all of the info you need. They are on clearance on this site!

12-14-2009, 12:42
Park at the approach trail at the state park, hike to Springer & spend night 1. Hike the AT to around the Hawk Mt shelter, spend night 2 there. Hike the At back to 3 forks & take the BMT back to Springer, & either spend the night or hike the access trail back to your car.

max patch
12-14-2009, 12:47
Consider the Standing Indian (NC) loop; no shuttle needed.

12-14-2009, 14:45
have fun.

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