Appalachian Trail Section Hike-The First 52
Time & Location
About The Event
Starting at Amicalola Falls we will spend 5 days hiking north and ending at or around Unicoi Gap. We will be relocating our passenger van daily to follow the group, which will allow you to carry less gear, clothing or food than you would traditionally have to carry on a section hike. Think of this as a supported section hike. Our van will be meeting us at various cross roads if you need to drop or add gear, or feel like you are falling behind too far from the group.
September 1 we will be staying at Amicalola Falls and beginning our hike on September 2.
Hiking Day 1 Approximately 8.5 miles.
Days 2-4 Approximately 12-13 miles
Day 5 Approximately 10 miles
Sept 1, 2020-Depart the midwest, arrive at Springer Mountain. Lodging will be at Amicalola Falls lodge.
Sept 2, 2020-Begin hiking. You will have the option to hike the approach trail (8 miles) without a full pack, or you will be driven to the top of Springer Mountain where the actual start of the AT is. Camping at shelter 8 miles away.
Sept 3-5- Each day will be about 12 miles of hiking, anticipate 7-8 hours of hike each day. (Possible stay at a hostel along the AT at the end of Day 2
Sept 6-Finish up remaining mileage to get to Unicoi Gap. If we stick to this above itinerary this will be a 8.5 mile day (approximately a half day of hiking, 4-6 hours). Upon reaching our established ending point you will be picked up. Lodging will be at an area hotel at the end of Day 6-Sept 6.
Sept 7--Depart in the morning and return to the midwest.
If you would like to attend this event but do not feel like you are able to hike for the full 5 days, we have a NEW ticket option. This ticket allows the guest to pick 2 or 3 days (overnight or partial hike only) of hiking with group. You will still be camping somewhere on or along the AT with one of the guides during the week. You will also be lodging with the group at Amicalola Falls, as well as Above the Clouds hostel at the end of day 2. As always, carpooling is available.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 7 days from the date of the event. All other cancellations are subject to a 50% service fee. Refund mayl be issued in the form of a check. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing, we will notify you when the refund has been issued. Additional information will be emailed to you after registering. If we are required to cancel the event due to COVID-19 you will receive a full refund.
- Admission-Double Occupancy$545$5450$0
- Admission-Single Occupany$775$7750$0
- Modified Hike$450$4500$0
- Gear Rental$350$3500$0
- Food Package (5 days)$187.50$187.500$0