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Dates: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: Appalachian Trail, TN
Event Name: Appalachian Trail Tennessee
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 115986 2020/Y2446
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 km - 463 km - 4D
Description: This is an extended distance event covering the 288 miles (463 km) of the AT in Tennessee. The terrain will be up and down, and trail difficulty will vary from 3B to 5E with an average 4D. Many sections of the AT are very rocky with lots of tree roots. Allow plenty of extra time to complete your hike. Check the weather forecast before beginning and be aware that weather (low temperatures, ice & snow, or thunderstorms) at higher elevations and far from help can be life threatening. You are advised to not hike alone. You should ensure that you have plenty of water, wear sturdy shoes, use hiking poles, and have a first aid kit with you. Use insect repellent and routinely check for ticks. There are numerous guide books that cover the A.T. A recommended guide is "Exploring the Appalachian Trail - Hikes in the Southern Appalachians" which gives entry points for recommended day hikes, entry points, direction (north or south), and detailed trail descriptions.
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: No | Restrooms: No
Special Programs: Appalachian Trail
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk or Overnight
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY using the AVA Online Start Box (https://my.ava.org)
Start Point / Driving Directions: The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the walk directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: This is an extended distance event, and you must register and pay $3 for IVV credit for each day that you walk. You can take event credit for each day and take distance credit for the distance you walk that day.
Host Club: East Tennessee Wanderers
Contact: David Bonewitz  (See the my.ava.org Event Listing for further contact information.)
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