Appalachian Trail Experiences | 2019 Sections

Appalachian Trail Experiences | 2019 Sections

There’s so much to see and explore! Do it with an experienced guide and a group of fun, like-minded women who will encourage and support you. We guarantee you will test your limits, have a memorable experience, see amazing views, find your strongest self, and make great friends.

This year we will complete the Georgia section and move into North Carolina. Our beginners trip is a great way to test the waters. We recommend doing this trip if you don’t have any backpacking experience. We will teach you everything you need to know. We also recommend joining us on one of our thru-hikes on the Pine Mountain Trail to train and prepare for the Appalachian Trail.

You do not need to complete the sections in order, If you miss one you will have an opportunity to complete it at a later date.

BEGINNERS: THREE FORKS TO WOODY GAP:

Join us for a three-day/two-night backpacking adventure on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. We will guide you through the whole experience. We will hike about 16.5 miles in three days and you will experience two 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.  This is great for those that want to test the waters as well as experienced hikers. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to carry your own gear (18 - 25 pounds)

  • You must be able to hike 7 miles in one day

  • You must have your own backpack and gear


SECTION 1: SPRINGER MOUNTAIN TO WOODY GAP - 21 MILES

This is a two-day/one-night backpacking adventure on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. We will hike about twenty-one miles in two days and you will experience one night on the trail. 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to carry your own gear (15 - 20 pounds)

  • 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

SECTION 2: WOODY GAP TO DICKS CREEK GAP - FORTY-EIGHT MILES

This is a four-day/three-night backpacking adventure on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. We will hike about forty-eight miles in four days and you will experience three nights on the trail. 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

SECTION 3: DICKS CREEK GAP GEORGIA TO WINDING STAIR GAP NORTH CAROLINA - 40.2 MILES

This is a 3 days/2 night backpacking adventure on the trail. We will start at Winding Stair Gap in North Carolina and make our way to Dicks Creek Gap in Georgia. This will finish up our Georgia section and start our North Carolina section. We will hike a total of 40.2 miles in three days.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to carry your own gear (20 - 28 pounds)

  • You must be able to hike longer distances (11 to 16 miles) a few days in a row

  • You must have your own backpack, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag

SECTION 4: WINDING STAIR GAP NORTH CAROLINA TO NOC NORTH CAROLINA - 27.3 MILES

This is a 3 day/2 night backpacking adventure on the trail. We will start at Winding Stair Gap and make our way Nantahala Outdoor Center. We will hike a total of 27.3 miles. The trail rating for this section is intermediate/difficult. Elevation: 5,336 high/1,722 low. If you have a fear of heights, you will concur them on this adventure with our help. We will have the opportunity to climb a fire tower with magnificent views. Due to the difficulty of this section, you will carry only the necessities.

REQUIREMENT:

  • You must be able to carry your own gear (15 - 20 pounds)

  • You must be able to hike longer distances in higher elevations

  • You must have your own backpack and gear

  • You must be able to hike on a trail that is rated intermediate/difficult