Post by jakestephens on Oct 16, 2017 19:57:49 GMT -5
I plan to connect the 10 (11, there is a tie between 2) highest peaks in GA. All on foot, self supported. I don't know if their is an existing time? If so I can't find it. Goal date is around January. Still completely unsure of route, main goal is to summit all 11, by foot, self supported.
Post by dogsfirebeer on Oct 23, 2017 13:46:30 GMT -5
Will you be self propelled to each of the trailheads as well? I would imagine not, but just curious. I know some crazy folks in Colorado have been doing that (often combining biking and hiking/running). I'm interested in your attempt and wish you the best!
Hey guys - just stumbled across this. Back in 2015 I attempted to climb all of the (32) 4000' peaks in Georgia in one continuous footpath - similar to the SB6K in TN/NC. I documented the whole thing here: georgiabeyond4000.wordpress.com/
Although I wasn't able to complete it I did climb 11 of the peaks on this list, traveling 132 miles in the process. I wasn't self supported, other than the first day as my then girlfriend came out to meet me at trailheads. You might find a lot of useful information and I know more about some of the routes than I've documented here. To my knowledge nobody has done the 10 highest before in a continuous footpath. And certainly nobody has done all of the 4000's continuously.
FWIW, I got my original list from Peakbagger peakbagger.com/list.aspx?lid=21470 which lists all of the 4,000' peaks in the state - but I modified it some to match a list I received from a guy who started the Georgia 4000 Challenge for the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club....he has done a lot of research to come up with a more accurate list than Peakbagger has.
You really only have a couple route alternatives - east to west (starting at Rabun Bald and ending at Slaughter) or the west-east reverse of that. January would be super tough due to weather and personally I wouldn't advise self-supported.
Hit me up on FB if you want and I'd be more than happy to discuss it.