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near Three Forks, Georgia (United States)

1st of the 39 tracks that run consecutively from Georgia to Maine.
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Black Gap Shelter

Id : 5 Type : Shelter Info : None Name : Black Gap Shelter Notes : Black Gap Shelter is located 300 feet W of trail. Water is downhill--gb,173 Source : ATC Official : No Near_at : Yes Fee : No Capacity : 0 Accuracy : Approximate Location County : Gilmer State : Georgia Quad_24k : NIMBLEWILL Quad_id : 34084-E2 Zone : 16 Segment : 0 At_land : No Camping : Unknown Club : Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Usfs_land : Yes Waypoint : Black Gap
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Woods Hole Shelter

Id : 243 Type : Shelter Info : None Name : Woods Hole Shelter Notes : No water at shelter; spring (may be dry) is midway between AT and shelter; relia Source : ATC Official : Yes Near_at : Yes Fee : No Capacity : 7 Accuracy : GPS County : Union State : Georgia Quad_24k : NEELS GAP Quad_id : 34083-F8 Zone : 17 Segment : 644 At_land : No Camping : Unknown Club : Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Usfs_land : Yes Waypoint : Woods Hole
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Blood Mountain Shelter

Id : 244 Type : Shelter Info : None Name : Blood Mountain Shelter Notes : Blood Mtn Shelter may be closed in future, check w/ USFS or ATC; no water--gb, 1 Source : ATC Official : Yes Near_at : Yes Fee : No Capacity : 0 Accuracy : GPS County : Lumpkin State : Georgia Quad_24k : NEELS GAP Quad_id : 34083-F8 Zone : 17 Segment : 644 At_land : No Camping : Unknown Club : Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Usfs_land : Yes Waypoint : Blood Mtn
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Gooch Mountain Shelter

Id : 286 Type : Shelter Info : None Name : Gooch Mountain Shelter Notes : A spring is approx 0.2 mi S of shelter, directly on the AT--gb, 157 Source : ATC Official : Yes Near_at : Yes Fee : No Capacity : 12 Accuracy : GPS County : Union State : Georgia Quad_24k : SUCHES Quad_id : 34084-F1 Zone : 16 Segment : 645 At_land : No Camping : Yes Club : Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Usfs_land : Yes Waypoint : Gooch Mtn
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Springer Mountain Shelter

Id : 287 Type : Shelter Info : None Name : Springer Mountain Shelter Notes : Spring nearby, but water might be scarce in dry weather--gb, 167 Source : ATC Official : Yes Near_at : Yes Fee : No Capacity : 12 Accuracy : GPS County : Fannin State : Georgia Quad_24k : NOONTOOTLA Quad_id : 34084-F2 Zone : 16 Segment : 646 At_land : No Camping : Yes Club : Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Usfs_land : Yes Waypoint : Springer
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Hawk Mountain Shelter

Id : 288 Type : Shelter Info : None Name : Hawk Mountain Shelter Notes : Water can be found about 400 yds behind shelter--gb, 169 Source : ATC Official : Yes Near_at : Yes Fee : No Capacity : 12 Accuracy : GPS County : Union State : Georgia Quad_24k : NOONTOOTLA Quad_id : 34084-F2 Zone : 16 Segment : 646 At_land : No Camping : Unknown Club : Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Usfs_land : Yes Waypoint : Hawk Mtn
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Stover Creek Shelter

Id : 289 Type : Shelter Info : None Name : Stover Creek Shelter Notes : Water can be acquired from Stover Creek--JK Source : ATC Official : Yes Near_at : Yes Fee : No Capacity : 6 Accuracy : GPS County : Fannin State : Georgia Quad_24k : NOONTOOTLA Quad_id : 34084-F2 Zone : 16 Segment : 646 At_land : No Camping : Unknown Club : Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Usfs_land : Yes Waypoint : Stover Crk

2 comments

  • Photo of Northern Mountaineer

    Northern Mountaineer Aug 4, 2011

    The AT is unbelievably beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tracks for the entire length. This must have been an incredible hike!

  • Photo of Port flora

    Port flora May 20, 2016

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Trail is well marked (white blaze) and pretty hard to miss. The trail is sometimes re-routed to allow for re-growth/rejuvenation so GPS data from a few years ago may not match hiking reality. I recently hiked the first 350 miles and did not use GPS or feel the need to do so.

    The physical side of the hike is demanding especially if you are doing good mileage on a daily basis. But I was really surprised by the 'logistics' difficulties (water re-supply, food re-supply, campsite selection (arrive late and risk not getting a spot, or end up with the badly sloped or muddy site). In-hike planning was necessary on a daily basis with frequent revisions... a 3 mile section may be accomplished in less than an hour or take longer than 3 hours which impacts your food and water needs as well as where you spend the night (shelters are nice in thunderstorms).

    Previous conditioning (with elevation changes) a light pack (frequent re-supply) and a guide book (AWOL) with planning skills will increase your chance of success/enjoyment of this classic trail.

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