Appalachian Trail Experience | Springer Mountain to Woody Gap
Join us for a two-day/one-night backpacking adventure on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. We will guide you through the whole experience. We will hike about twenty-one miles in two days and you will experience one night on the trail.
We handle all of the planning and logistics. All you have to do is pack what is on our list that we provide you. You will need a backpack as you will carry your own gear.
Join a group of like-minded woman who will encourage and support each other. We all share the struggles, the rewards, and the laughter.
We will begin our adventure at Woody Gap and shuttle to Springer Mountain, the beginning of the Appalachian Trail. After group photos around the famous plaque on top of Springer Mountain, we will continue on to Hawk Mountain Shelter where we will spend the night. On day two we will make the trek to Woody Gap.
We do not provide transportation to Woody Gap but attendees are encouraged to ride share.
PLEASE REVIEW ITINERARY BEFORE REGISTERING.
We will meet at the Woody Gap parking area. Please arrive by 8:50 as the shuttle will pull off promptly at 9:00. We will be shuttled to Springer Gap where we will hike about one mile up to Springer Mountain to enjoy the view and take group photos. This is the official beginning of the Appalachian Trail. We will then return back down to Springer Gap where we will make our way to Hawk Mountain Shelter for the evening. Our mileage will be about 8.7 miles for the day.
After breakfast we will begin our trek to Woody Gap. Our total mileage for the day will be around 13. This will be a harder day than the first day as we have some climbs. The last few miles you will be rewarded with great views.
You must be able to carry your own gear (15 - 20 lbs.)
You must be able to hike up to 12 miles in one day
You must have your own backpack, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag
WHAT YOU GET:
Experienced guide (Wilderness First Responder)
Guidance on hiking, setting up camp, water purification, and safety.
Guide will carry bear spray, first aid kit, survival kit, and fire starter kit
Packing List provided
Recommended food list