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Backpacking Trip – Roan Mountain Tennessee!

July 16, 2018 9:00 am @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 20, 2018 12:00 am

Hike the always beautiful eastern Tennessee mountains with us! This trip is ideal for avid hikers who are looking to take it to the next step, but you don’t have to be an experienced backpacker, that is where we come in! Want to go but don’t have the gear? Let us take care of that for you. In fact, all you have to do is show up with your suggested packing list at 9am on the 3rd of June and we will take you down, guide you around, and bring you home.

Below is our projected Itinerary:

Day 1:
9:00 a.m. Meet at Clintonville Outfitters, sort gear, and pack up!
10 a.m. Drive to Roan Mountain, TN
4:00 p.m. Arrive at Roan Mountain State Park Campground, Set up Camp
5:00 p.m. Make dinner, debrief

Day 2:
First full day on trail, hike 7.5 miles gradually up hill through mature forests, open fields and past mountain streams to Clyde Smith Shelter on the Appalachian Trail

Day 3:
Hike 5 miles and 2,000ft in elevation to one of the highest mountains in the southeast (6,300ft). The tough climb will be rewarded by an evening spent at the highest shelter, Roan High Knob Shelter, along the entire 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail.

Day 4:
Hike 6 miles with a gradual descent through open meadows and scenic balds. You’ll have time to soak in the views and smell the flowers during this mile hike to Overmountain Shelter.

Day 5:
Hike out 8 miles. Drive to Bob’s Kincora Hiking Hostel. Make dinner, take showers, relax.

Day 6:
Explore a different part of the Appalachian Trail and swim near a beautiful waterfall. Drive home.

Gear Rental Options: (more available upon request)
Full Package – $60
Tent – $20
Backpack – $18
Sleeping Bag/Pad – $15
Stove – $5
Cookware – $5
Water Filter – $5

*Early Bird Special: $649 until July 5
$749 after July 5

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July 16, 2018 9:00 am
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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