AT Experience | Dicks Creek Gap to Woody Gap
Join us for a four-day/three-night backpacking adventure on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. We will guide you through the whole experience. We will hike about forty-eight miles in four days and you will experience three nights 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. Our shortest day is eight miles and our longest day is fifteen miles with significant elevation gain. You must be mentally and physically prepared for this adventure.
We will begin our adventure at Woody Gap and shuttle to Dicks Creek Gap where we will begin our hike. Please note that the shuttle will take about one hour. We do not provide transportation to Woody Gap but attendees are encouraged to ride share.
Please review itinerary before registering. We recommend using a bear canister. The cost is around $75.00 but well worth the investment. If you are unable to purchase one, you will need to hang your food bags.
DAY 1: We will meet at Woody Gap parking area and shuttle to Dicks Creek Gap where we will begin our trek at 10:00. The shuttle will pull off 9:00 sharp. We will hike about 11.5 miles to Tray Mountain Shelter. We will have significant elevation gain today. You will need a lunch, dinner, and snacks for the day.
Ascent ⬆️ 1,490 | Descent ⬇️ 810| Ascent ⬆️ 882
DAY 2: We will depart Tray Mountain Shelter after breakfast and hike to Low Gap Shelter. Our mileage for the day will be 14.9 miles. Please note that hiking down Tray Mountain is a rough, rocky, and steep trail into Tray Gap. You will need breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for the day.
Ascent ⬆️ 182 | Descent ⬇️ 1,458 | Ascent ⬆️ 949 | Descent ⬇️ 923
DAY 3: We will depart Low Gap Shelter after breakfast and hike to Woods Hole Shelter. Our total mileage for the day will be 15 miles. We will summit the highest point on the trail in Georgia at 4,442 ft. Today will be a tough climb but we will be rewarded with amazing views. You will need breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for the day.
Ascent ⬆️ 627 | Descent ⬇️ 483 | Ascent ⬆️ 623 | Descent ⬇️ 663 | Ascent ⬆️ 1,343 | Descent ⬇️ 792
DAY 4: We will depart Woods Hole Shelter after breakfast and hike to Woody Gap where we will end our adventure. The total mileage for the day will be about 7.3 miles. You will need breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the day.
Descent ⬇️ 790 | Ascent ⬆️ 713 | Descent ⬇️ 413
WHAT YOU GET:
Experienced guide (Wilderness First Responder)
Guidance on hiking, setting up camp, water purification, food storage and safety.
Guide will carry bear spray, first aid kit, survival kit, JetBoil, water purification system, and fire starter kit
You must be able to carry your own gear (20 - 28 pounds)
You must be able to hike longer distances (8 to 15 miles) a few days in a row
You must have your own backpack, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag
Food - we will provide a list of what to bring