Our last night of the trip was Monday 10/26 and we were staying at Backcountry Campsite 113 (Birch Springs Gap) on the AT. However, the thief made off with a blue DCF roll top zpacks food bag, a soto windmaster stove, 50′ of yellow bear bag line, an orange sea to summit spoon (which I love dearly), a white lexan spoon, a stainless steel mug, a green gsi infinity mug, some trail mix, 9 breakfast bars, and sundry toothbrushes, toothpaste, loose tea, instant coffee packets, fire starters, and drink mixes. these waypoints (latitude/longitude) are reasonably accurate based on visits with a GPS, This is also called Birch Spring Campsite and is the only tent backcountry site on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, … AWESOME! Moore Springs -- good spring, The AT through GSMNP is one of the few places you can pretty much stay above 5,000ft and avoid the heat in Summer. Posted on March 16, 2011 by Stick. But even hiking in from Twentymile or Parsons Branch are long and circuitous. You may not cut any standing wood. Great people who can take a little ribbing in good stride and pretty uniformly helpful and friendly.
camp.mxf, or awesome! All food, trash, clothing, equipment or personal items must be packed out.
If you are hiking in the same general area, keep on the lookout. Topo maps often show old campsites or former shelter locations. If you are in/around the Smokies, please keep your eyes peeled and a close watch on your stuff. ... We saw a ranger, who didn't specifically ask us for our GSMNP thru hiker permits, but he did ask us specific enough questions about the process that he knew we had done it. 72,
© Copyright 2001-2020 BEARTOOTH MEDIA GROUP, INC. | U.S. Library of Congress Serial Registration ISSN 1537-0364 Hi Steve -- I've stayed at all but 14. both 13 and 113 are nestled in gaps along the ridgeline. Scott Gap now campsite 16. Park rangers have the authority to enforce backcountry regulations with penalties up to $5,000 and 6 months in jail. Mike it’s hard to believe anyone would climb up to your campsite from the Fontana area or south to make that theft. Many campsites have been closed or relocated over the years.
the bald is a great place to catch the sunrise/sunset, of course. The for all backcountry campsite/shelters Bathing and washing dishes should be done well away from water sources and campsites. it seems to indicate somebody who is familiar with the GSMNP as opposed to someone who was meandering along the trail and stumbled into some food. Thanks for sharing. A Basic, Premium, or Unlimited Membership is required to post in the forums. If you want to overnight at a campsite or shelter in the backcountry, you must. To be fair the girls were touching their hair whist smiling at the bear. The most remote is Tricorner Knob. The song’s writers never exactly identified what they were referring to. The highest shelter is Mt LeConte at Takeaway #3 – Great views from High Rocks and Rocky Top. some closed, some new ones open. Roaring Fork Smoky Mountains Tour by Open-Air Jeep, The Witch Tour: Appalachian Mountains Ghost Tour, Thundering Streams and Falls of the Smokies, http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html, Access to Gregory Bald trailhead to be closed seven months, SUGGESTIONS PLEASE for a 10-day December stay in Gatlinburg. 66, I remember it being a very small campsite, with some sites right on a small creek.
I wouldn't stay there this weekend, that's a big fear of mine in the Park----especially when the Park has become increasingly more busy with people-------leaving my stuff, Theft on the AT - 10/26 at Campsite 113 just north of Fontana in the GSMNP, https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthr...Murder-Suspect, https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/cor...a5a84b261.html, If this is your first visit, be sure to Capacity: 15 Rating: 7 Water: About 300 yds short of the campsite to the left of the trail. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers over 800 miles of trails that can be explored on foot or by horseback. It is large, grassy, flat and shaded by Yellow Birch trees. Sheep Pen Gap at 4,640 ft. is a marvelous place for a campsite. We were finishing up a 5 day loop in the GSMNP. 113 is a popular spot. I’m sorry that you experianced theft – I certainly hate a theif, but am surprised you had problems in that area (that wasn’t a bear – CS#113 is famous for them). Rich Mountain now campsite 5, Two parties affiliated with the same group may not stay in the same campsite or at the same shelter on the same night(s).
( Log Out / When we broke camp […] Fires are only allowed at designated campsites and shelters and must be contained in a fire ring. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. He thought it was the signal.
Campers may also collect dead and down wood found in the park for campfires. Constructing new fire rings is prohibited. Apparently they have had further reports of problems in the area. They say Birch Springs Gap shelter is haunted. This is about 5 miles northbound from Fontana Dam. Get answers to your questions about Great Smoky Mountains... Where can I read general information about the national park?
A forestry worker told me, while discussing a PCT attempt, to watch gear in these smaller towns like they’ve got to watch tools. Viewing 19 posts - 1 through 19 (of 19 total), Forums are supported by our merchant partners (. Trip reports, gear reviews, and anything else "Ultralight" backpacking ... March GSMNP Hike. Last modified: Burning food, trash or anything other than dead wood is prohibited. See I’m guessing a scavenger working the AT; A reverse Granny Gatewood. But the lyrics seem to refer to a region, not a specific peak. Heat-treated wood is available from a growing list of private businesses in communities around the park.
View campsites,trails, and landforms on Google map. Brad, you can really see the difference in the season between your picture and mine. 113, GSMNP Looking for Ideas to Reduce Congestion, See All Great Smoky Mountains National Park Conversations. Little Indian Gap (burned '58, 3 low walls standing) -- see Dutch Roth Click on the location to select map views and nearby waypoints. GSMNP said they had no similar reports in the area yet, but that they usually see a pattern that helps them track down the person. old 88 was along Pinnacle Creek and that section of trail 98, Our last night of the trip was Monday 10/26 and we were staying at Backcountry Campsite 113 (Birch Springs Gap) on the AT. Download the campsite waypoints for your GPS from check out the. It’s like teasing your little brother who has somehow or other gotten close to being your BIG brother. Concessionaires at. at 5820' As of October, 2007,
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