Event Information
Intermediate Backpacking: Frozen Head
Frozen Head
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 7:30 AM
Join Team Green Adventures on an Intermediate Backpacking trip to Frozen Head State Park.

Members: FREE
Non-Members: $5
 
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EVENT DETAILS

Join Team Green Adventures on an intermediate backpacking trip through Frozen Head State Park! Although we'll only hike about 10.5 miles round trip, the terrain can be strenuous, meaning participants must be experienced day hikers and able to hike at least 6 miles on moderate to difficult terrain. We'll do a side hike to Lookout Tower along the way for some spectacular views of the surrounding area!

When: Saturday, November 5th at 7:30am (carpool) - Sunday, November 6th at 5:00pm (return)
Where: Frozen Head State Park
Wartburg, TN
Cost: FREE for Members, $5 for Non-Members

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Trip Leaders: Lee Fowler

Difficulty: Intermediate - Expect to hike 10.5 miles total on moderate to strenuous terrain
Registration Deadline: Registration for this event closes Wednesday, November 3rd at 3:00pm
Group Size Limit: 10 participants

Parking: Parking will be available near the trailhead.

POLICIES

Children Policy: This is an 18+ event
Dog Policy: Friendly dogs on leashes with prior overnight backpacing experience welcomed!
Weather Policy: This event is drizzle or shine. If there is predicted severe weather or heavy rains, the trip leaders may elect to postpone the trip. Participants will be notified by the trip leaders the week of the event should any changes occur due to inclement weather.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for this event. Should you register and need to cancel, please email teamgreen@lightning100.com

TRIP ITINERARY:

Length: 10.5 miles total
Estimated Drive Time: 2.5 hours with CST to EST time zone change

We will start at the Frozen Head Visitor Center on the Chimney Top trail climbing to the top of Chimney Top Mountain and following the ridge for 6.8 miles to Tub Springs Camp. There we can set up camp then hike approximately 1 mile to the Lookout Tower for a spectacular view. In the morning we will head back to the visitor center via the South Old Mac trail (2.7 miles). We might consider doing the trail in reverse depending on the ability of the group. 



Day 1:
7:30 a.m. CST, Meet at carpool location
7:45 a.m. CST, Depart, drive to the Frozen Head visitor center
10:30 a.m. CST, register at the visitor center and fill out window tags
10:45 a.m. CST, Begin trail from Visitor Center

Day 2:
10:00 a.m. CST, depart camp and head towards the trail head.
1:00 p.m. CST, arrive back to parking lot and depart to Nashville.
4:00 p.m. CST, arrive back at carpool location.*

*Depending on a group decision, we can stop for dinner on the way back to Nashville.

What to Bring: Participants must provide their own backpacking gear, camping gear and food. A checklist can be found on the Team Green Resources page, or by clicking HERE. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions and anticipate 10 degrees cooler at a higher elevation. Don't have the right gear?

Team Green practices Leave No Trace guidelines. Follow this link to see what you can do to keep our trails clean and safe. Please check out the Backpacking Checklist available on the Resources Page.

BACKPACKER RATING GUIDE

Intermediate Backpack: You have prior experience with backpacking 5-8 miles per day, know your abilities, have adequate equipment, and would like the added challenge of a longer backpacking trip. These trips include moderate distances (7-10 miles per day) on mostly strenuous terrain. These are often one or two night backpacking trips. It is recommended that you attend a refresher backpacking clinic.

REGISTRATION

This event is open to members (FREE) and non-members ($5). Please register below!