tray mountain shelter to deep gap shelter - Member Hike

Hike Name: tray mountain shelter to deep gap shelter
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Hiawasee
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: Follow GA 17/75 south 9.5 miles from Hiawassee or 11.3 miles north from Helen to the intersection with Indian Grave Gap Road (FS 283). If coming from the north, bear left onto Indian Grave Gap Road. If coming from the south, make a sharp right hand turn. This turn is about a quarter mile south of the intersection of GA 17/75 and GA 180. Proceed 3.7 miles to the AT crossing (Marker on map) . I know nothing about the quality of this road. There is a dirt parking area at the crossing.(See Pictures for Ga Section 12). Tray Mountain Road (FS 79) is another half mile further south on Indian Grave Gap Road.
Total Hike Distance: 7.40 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: tray mountain sheter
Hike Ends: deep gap shelter
Trails Used: Appalachian trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Springs
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
P.O. Box 654
Atlanta, Georgia 30301
Voice Mail (404) 494-0968
Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads, Private Roads, Four Wheel Drive Recommended, High Clearance Vehicle Recommended
Hike Summary: The trail decends nearly 700 feet through wolfpen gap, steeltrap gap and then climbs to young lick knob before going down again to sassafrass gap and adidas gap wehre it intersects an old fire road with campsites and a stream. Then it climbs again to kelly knob before you get to a side trail on the right that leads to the deep gap shelter.



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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
tray mountain shelter to deep gap shelter - August 9, 2014 Trip Report August 9, 2014 3 stars 8 hours, 30 minutes sadonna


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