Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member PuckerFactor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW VA
    Hammock
    DIY 11' double layer 1.1
    Tarp
    huge DIY camo
    Insulation
    DIY 9oz. Primaloft
    Suspension
    7/64"whoopie sling
    Posts
    1,208

    Short Notice: AT in a day

    Hey guys,
    I just got wind of this, but on Saturday, the Dartmouth Outing Club is attempting to (vicariously) hike the entire AT in 24 hours.
    They still need people to hike, and they're giving memberships to anyone that helps that's not already a member. I'm doing a short-ish section (VA 624 - VA 620) that includes Dragon's Tooth, one of the post card rock formations of VA.

    Here's the sections that they still need (As of Thursday evening):
    ----------------------------------------
    Hi AT in a day hikers,

    I'm pleased to report that with students hiking in Virginia and the absolutely incredible effort that you made contacting potential hikers, we now have over 2000 miles of coverage, 93% of the trail. There are currently over 850 hikers, including roughly 70 students.

    REMAINING SEGMENTS
    We only need 13 more hikers to complete our goal. The remaining segments to be covered are:
    NC/TN:
    Devil Fork Gap/N.C.212 to Allen Gap/N.C.208/Tenn.70 14.1 miles
    Bridge on US Rt.25/Rt.70 to Lemon Gap/N.C.1182 14.4 miles
    Low Gap to Pecks Corner 13.5 miles
    If you can hike one of these sections, please contact Melanie Parnon '13 (Melanie.R.Parnon@Dartmouth.edu) or Lindsey Romero '13 (Lindsey.Romero@Dartmouth.edu)

    Central VA:
    Salt Log Gap/USFS 62 to US 60 8.5 miles
    US 60 to Blue Ridge Parkway mile 51.7 10.9 miles
    Blue Ridge Parkway mile 51.7 to US 510/Va.130 10.9 miles
    Petites Gap/Blue Ridge Parkway mile 71.0 to Blue Ridge Parkway mile 78.4 7.3 miles
    Blue Ridge Parkway mile 78.4 to Va.614 11.4 miles
    Va.614 to Va.43/Bearwallow Gap 6.4 miles
    Va.43/Bearwallow Gap to Black Horse Gap/Blue Ridge Parkway mile 97.7 8.1 miles
    Black Horse Gap/Blue Ridge Parkway mile 97.7 to US 220 13.6 miles
    US 220 to McAfee Knob 16.1 miles
    Va.624 to Craig Creek Rd 15.5 miles
    If you can hike one of these sections, or are already a hiker in this section and have shuttling questions of concerns, please contact atinaday@dartmouth.edu.

    EMERGENCY HIKERS
    There are nearly 1000 hikers heading out this Saturday. Chances are that someone may need drop last minute, even Saturday morning. We will need hikers to be "on call" for each section, ESPECIALLY in GA, NC/TN and VA, as the weather may not cooperate. Please email atinaday@dartmouth.edu if you can be an emergency hiker with your location and contact information.

    HIKER INFORMATION
    Please visit http://doc.dartmouth.edu/atinaday/ to find more information of the hike including confirmation, logo and documentation, timing & hiker clarification, what to bring, hiker safety, how to give back to the AT and where to forward questions.

    UPDATE
    We are now offering one-year DOC memberships to all hikers who are not Dartmouth affliated. Benefits for members include:
    -Reduced rates for DOC cabin rentals.
    -Reduced rates for season passes for Dartmouth Outdoor Rentals and the Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center.
    -Reduced prices for DOC publications, and DOC periodicals at no charge.
    -Eligibility to use the Daniels Climbing Gym.
    To get your membership, you must request it when you send in your hike photo and trip report, after the hike. You must also include a mailing address so that we can send the membership to you.
    Logo & Documentation
    We would like all hikers to print out the AT in a day logo (attached) and bring it on the hike. Once you find a nice spot on the trail - a nice overlook, a trail sign, a tree with the colors of fall, etc. - take a picture with the logo. When you get back from the hike, email in your photo along with trip report. Your trip report should include where you hiked, how the hike went, and why the Dartmouth Outing Club is meaningful to you, and anything else you would like to share. If you are not Dartmouth affiliated, comment on why the AT is meaningful to you. If you prefer, you can send in a hardcopy of your picture and trip report to:

    ATinaday
    PO Box 9
    Hanover, NH 03755

    We will collect all the pictures and trip reports and compile them into a document on the hike, which will be made available online, presented at the DOC banquet, displayed in Robinson hall and then submitted to Rauner Special Collections library.

    If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for advertising the event, please send it atinaday@dartmouth.edu and we will get back to you soon.

    Thank you so much for participating in this historic event! Happy Hiking!
    -Matt Dahlhausen '11 & Athena Aicher '11 ATinaday Directors -Alice Bradley '11 & Max Friedman '10 DOC Centennial Directors -Tom Flynn '11 DOC president
    It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

    Formerly known as Acercanto, my trail name is MacGuyver to some, and Pucker Factor to others.

    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness. - Randy Glasbergen

  2. #2
    Senior Member srestrepo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Chicopee, MA
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB Dbl 1.7
    Tarp
    OES Deluxe - black
    Insulation
    3 season yeti
    Suspension
    AHE Whoopies
    Posts
    253
    Images
    28
    what ever happened with this, did they complete it?

  3. #3
    Senior Member PuckerFactor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW VA
    Hammock
    DIY 11' double layer 1.1
    Tarp
    huge DIY camo
    Insulation
    DIY 9oz. Primaloft
    Suspension
    7/64"whoopie sling
    Posts
    1,208
    I believe they got something like 93% of it walked. I contributed about 7 miles. It was a fun feeling, knowing a whole bunch of other people were walking the same trail at the same time. Met a couple of really chill people at the shelter. 2 of them were hiking from Roanoke, VA down to Abingdon, VA. They said they'd met a dude the other day that was doing 40 miles/day!!

    Acer
    It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

    Formerly known as Acercanto, my trail name is MacGuyver to some, and Pucker Factor to others.

    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness. - Randy Glasbergen

Similar Threads

  1. OH>Zaleski>Short Notice> Feb. 22
    By bear snack in forum Midwest
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-21-2014, 20:06
  2. Short Notice Hang
    By Trail Medic in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-12-2013, 20:04
  3. Short notice
    By Awesome in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-21-2012, 20:20
  4. Short notice PA hang 10/12-10/13
    By Gris in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-10-2011, 05:23
  5. Short notice AZ hang
    By Roadtorque in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 01-04-2011, 07:43

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •