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Concealed Weapon Policy Updated

Our Concealed Weapon Policy has been updated.  Click HERE or go to https://appalachianservices.wordpress.com/alerts-and-notices/concealed-weapon-policy/ to view updated page. #CHL, #CCH, #CCP, #Concealed, #Weapon, #ConcealedWeapon

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About Us Info Updated

Our “About Us” info has been updated.  Click HERE or go to https://appalachianservices.wordpress.com/ to view updated page. #AT, #Backpacking, #Hiking, #Shuttles, #Transportation

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Availability Updated

View our NEW 2016 availability info by clicking HERE or go to https://appalachianservices.wordpress.com/availability/#AT, #Shuttles, #Transportation, #Recreation

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Concealed Weapon Policy

A new page, “Concealed Weapon Policy”, has been added to our website.  Check it out by clicking HERE.

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Areas Served

Our primary service area is from the Atlanta, GA airport (ATL) to Erwin, TN.  If time and resources allow we also offer transportation to/from Damascus, VA, Shenandoah National Park, and Harpers Ferry, WV as well as most points in-between.

In addition to providing trail-related transportation in the areas mentioned above, we also provide shuttle service to/from the northern third of Florida or other areas of equal distance (approximately 450 miles) from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or Amicalola Falls State Park.

For more information on long-distance shuttles please click HERE or on the “Long Distance Shuttles” link at the top of this page.  If you have specific questions regarding this please use the “Contact Us” link at the top of each page.  The information you enter there will not be visible to other users of this site.

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Long-Distance Shuttles

Appalachian Services is one of the few hiker support and shuttle services that provides services to/from areas not immediately adjacent to, or within seventy-five (75) miles or so of, the Appalachian Trail for both hikers and non-hikers.

In addition to providing trail-related transportation in an area ranging from Atlanta, GA to Harpers Ferry, WV, we also provide shuttle service to/from the northern third of Florida or other areas of equal distance (approximately 450 miles) from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or Amicalola Falls State Park.  For example, if you live in Mobile, AL, Jackson, MS, Memphis, TN, or Cincinnati, OH and are planning a thru-hike we can pick you up near your home (at a very public place), then drop you off at Amicalola Falls or Springer Mountain.  Of course that would apply to transportation from the trail to a public location near your residence at the end of your hike as well.

If you are a non-hiking individual and need long-distance transportation within the area described above please use the “Contact Us” link above to give us a brief description of your needs.  We will get back to you for/with more information ASAP.

In order for us to give you an accurate rate quote we need the following information.

  • Your name, phone number you can be reached at the most (cellphone number preferred), and your email address.
  • The date you wish to be picked up.
  • The exact location of your pick-up.  This includes the city, state, name or description of the location, and the physical address of that location.
  • How many people we would be transporting.
  • How many canines, if any, would be traveling with you.

Once shuttle arrangements are made we also need your physical home address, the name of an emergency contact, the contact’s relationship to you (spouse, parent, friend, etc.), and that contact’s phone number.

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Alerts And Notices

Trail-Wide Alerts and Notices From The Appalachian Trail Conservancy – Includes AT Shelter Changes, Vandalism, Special Requirements, Etc.

Governmental Alerts And Notices That Affect Trails Within Our Primary Service Area

Listed From South To North

Chattahoochee – Oconee National Forest – Basically the area from Springer Mountain to Dick’s Creek Gap / Hiawassee, GA

Nantahala National Forest – Begins around Bly Gap at the GA/NC state line and extends to Fontana Dam, NC /Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Quick Tip: One of our most requested destinations, Deep Gap, will not be accessible this year from 02JAN2015 to/thru 01APR2015.  Some years the gates are opened on April 1st, other years on the 2nd.  Verify before planning a trip there.

Weather Alerts For The Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Official Information From The GSMNP – Includes road and facility closure information in addition to weather information.  Encompasses the area from Fontana Dam, NC to Davenport Gap at the NC/TN state line.

Road Closures In Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Specifically about road closures in the GSMNP.  Intended for Twitter users but accessible to anyone online.

Ever wonder why Clingman’s Dome road is closed every year from December thru March?  This is part of the reason, and it is still early in the winter.  National Park crews also do repairs and road/hillside clearing during that time period.

Clingman's Dome Road Entrance - FEB 2015

Clingman’s Dome Road Entrance – FEB 2015

Entrance – FEB 2015

Cherokee National Forest –  On the Northwest side of the AT beginning near Big Creek Ranger Station / Davenport Gap at the NC/TN state line.  Extends almost to Damascus, VA.  Abuts the Western boundary of Pisgah National Forest and includes Erwin, TN and Laurel Fork Gorge.  Page includes weather information link.

Pisgah National Forest – On the Southeast side of the AT beginning near the Big Creek Ranger Station / Davenport Gap at the NC/TN state line.  Includes the Hot Springs, NC, Big Bald, Spivey Gap, and Roan Mountain areas.  Does not include the town of Roan Mountain which is in the Cherokee National Forest.  Ends near Twin Springs a few miles before you get to US-19(E).  Also includes a portion of the Mountains-To-Sea trail, part of the Art Loeb Trail, and part of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC

Grayson Highlands State Park – Near Mt. Rogers and Whitetop Mountains.  Lies within Jefferson National Forest.

Jefferson and George Washington National Forest(s) – Damascus, VA past Reeds Gap almost to Rock Fish Gap, VA.

 

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Cyclist Support

Appalachian Services now provides support services to cyclists for both local and long-distance trips and/or events.  We currently are able transport either 1 or 2 bicycles, however that will be expanded to 4 bicycles in the near future.  Other services include, but are not limited to, road-side food or refreshments, non-emergency transportation to hospitals or urgent care facilities, “flag” or “chase” car services, and urgent equipment replacement for things such as inner tubes, tires, pumps, brake pads, etc.  If you need a bicycle part replaced please be as specific as possible regarding bicycle make and model, size, part number if known, full description of the item(s), and other pertinent information.

We also offer vehicle relocations so you do not have to make a “loop” trip if that is not desired.  This would enable you to both bike away from, and toward, your vehicle.

For more information on these services please use the convenient “Contact Us” tab at the top of this page.  To avoid your email being redirected to the “junk mail” box if emailing us from outside of this site please include something about cyclist support in the subject line of your email.

Thank You for your interest.  🙂

Happy, and safe, Cycling!

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