Time  6 hours 6 minutes

Coordinates 1336

Uploaded January 20, 2016

Recorded January 2016

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3,832 ft
2,464 ft
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2.6
5.2
10.43 mi

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near Three Forks, Georgia (United States)

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Stage 2

⇐ Link to the previous stage: 1 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - GEORGIA - Springer Mountain approach section. From Amicalola Falls State P to Black Gap Shelter
⇒ Link to the next stage: 3 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - GEORGIA - Section 17.1 and 16 - From Hawk Mountain Shelter to Sassafras Mountain, Justus Mt. and Woody Gap

Tour of the southernmost section of the Appalachian Trail , in the state of Georgia (United States), officially identified as section 17.2 of the AT in Georgia & North Carolina, inside the immense Chattahoochee National Forest, from the Black Gap Shelter, located a mile and a half from the summit of Springer Mountain, to the Hawk Mountain Shelter.

In the first part of the stage, the approach trail reaches the starting point or kilometer zero of the Appalachian Trail, at its southern end, with the well-known identification plates located on the top of Springer Mountain, from which there is also a magnificent panoramic view .

From the summit, the AT descends gradually for about seven kilometers, to the popular Three Forks, point of confluence of the mighty Stover, Chester and Long Creek, which form the Noontootla Creek there. The place is easily accessible by road (through the FR-42), and has a good space for parking.

A mile away from Three Forks, on the ascent to Hawk Mountain, there is a lateral detour to the north, which leads us, at a short distance, to the beautiful waterfalls of Long Creek, at the base of which there is a space suitable for bathroom.

Five kilometers later, continuing the climb up the slope of Hawk Mountain, and circling the summit without reaching its summit (until 1979 the AT went through the summit) is the Hawk Mountain Shelter, shelter built in 1994 by the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club , and that has space for 12 people (with loft), cables to protect the food, latrine, ring of fire, and a small nearby stream from which you can drink water.
Shelter

Inicio de la etapa en Black Gap Shelter

Inicio de la etapa en Black Gap Shelter
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panorama

Vista de Springer Mountain, desde el ascenso a través del sendero de aproximación

View of Springer Mountain, from the ascent through the approach trail
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Summit

Cima de Springer Mountain, extremo sur del Appalachian Trail. Kilómetro cero.

Top of Springer Mountain, southern end of the Appalachian Trail. Kilometer zero.
Intersection

Intersección del AT con la FR-42 y estacionamiento

Intersección del AT con la FR-42 y estacionamiento
Intersection

Intersección del AT con el Benton MacKaye Trail

Intersección del AT con el Benton MacKaye Trail
River

Riachuelo. Cruce del AT con el Stover Creek

Riachuelo. Cruce del AT con el Stover Creek
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Shelter

Stover Creek Shelter, situado en la falda de Springer Mountain, a 2,8 millas de la cima

Stover Creek Shelter, located on the slopes of Springer Mountain, 2.8 miles from the top
River

Nuevo cruce del AT con el Stover Creek

Nuevo cruce del AT con el Stover Creek
River

Three Forks

Three Forks
Waterfall

Long Creek Falls

Long Creek Falls
Intersection

Intersección del AT con la FR-251. Hickory Flats

Intersección del AT con la FR-251. Hickory Flats
Shelter

Hawk Mountain Shelter

Hawk Mountain Shelter

5 comments

  • Photo of UNSUB_2698788

    UNSUB_2698788 Mar 16, 2017

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    UNSUB_2894046 Apr 26, 2017

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    UNSUB_2910787 May 1, 2017

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    UNSUB_2910787 May 1, 2017

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    Pablo de Gárate May 2, 2017

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