CANCELLED…Overnight backpack shakedown hike

We will carpool to the forest rd parking on 606 at the Ribble Trail head, drop appropriate number of vehicles, then carpool back to Kimberling Creek bridge parking. Hike the AT along Dismal Creek for 8.2 miles, to our goal, Wapiti Shelter. There are plenty of tent sites and the shelter should also not be crowded this time of year. After a night of enjoying a good fire and good company and a peaceful night in the forest, we will hike out around 8:30- 9:00 the next morning 2 miles to the Ribble Trail head parking, carpool back to the vehicles at Kimberling creek bridge.

Please have appropriate gear, footwear, food, water/ filtering system. This is intended as a time to test out new gear, enjoy a moderate hike. If this is your first overnite, please contact me with any questions and for advice. The nights will be cool still so pack accordingly. Plan a snack lunch along the way, a dinner that evening and breakfast before heading out Sunday morning. There is a nice lake close to the camping area, so if you fish, bring you a pole!