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Appalachian Trail Data Book

Section 1 - Springer Mtn

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Appalachian Trail
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Trail Section
Section Overview
Mileage
Start Mile:0.0
End Mile:53.3
Distance:53.3
Elevation
Start Elevation:3769
End Elevation:2939
Min Elevation:2513
Avg Elevation:3296
Max Elevation:4452
Elevation Gain (approximate):13395
Elevation Loss (approximate):-14225
Net Elevation Change:-830
Roads
Primary/Secondary roads crossed: 11
State highways crossed: 3
Other roads crossed: 1
US highways crossed: 1
Total roads crossed: 16
Popular Resupply
MileElevDFTName
21.1 3166 1.9 Suches GA 30572
53.2 2933 9.1 Helen GA 30545
53.3 2929 11 Hiawassee GA 30546
DFT is straight line distance from trail departure point.
Climate
°F Mean Prc SWE %Cov Max
Jan 46/22 34 6.8 0 0 2.1
Feb 50/24 37 6.7 0.1 21.6 2.3
Mar 58/31 44 7.9 0 0 1.2
Apr 67/38 52 6.3 0 0 0.1
May 74/47 60 6.3 0 0 0.0
Jun 80/54 66 5.9 0 0 0.0
Jul 82/58 70 6.4 0 0 0.0
Aug 82/57 69 6.0 - - -
Sep 76/51 63 5.7 - - -
Oct 67/40 53 5.2 - - -
Nov 58/32 45 6.2 0 0 0.0
Dec 49/25 37 6.7 0 0 1.9
Min temp is minimum average low and high temp is maximum average high in section. Does not account for 'heat waves' or 'cold spells', may alter temp by 10-15° or more. Precip is not snow, SWE is 'Snow Water Equivalence' in inches, MAX is max SWE. Cover is average monthly percent of snow cover. No snow data for Aug, Sep, Oct. Snow data begins Nov 2003.
Section Elevation Range
RangeMiles%
2000-300011.321.1
3000-400040.475.8
4000-50001.63.1
Named Lakes/Wetlands/Glaciers
Name Mile DFT Acres Trail
Elev
Water
Elev
Within a quarter mile of trail. DFT is distance from trail in feet. Mile is closest trail mile to lake, not necessarily the best access. Acres is the area of the lake.
Named Drainages
MileElevName
2.9 2845 Stover Creek
4.3 2516 Chester Creek
14.3 2513 Justus Creek
15.5 2654 Blackwell Creek
16.9 2824 Mount Airy Creek
49.1 3353 Chattahoochee River
Section Land Cover
TypeMiles%
diciduous50.6895.08
evergreen1.212.28
developed; open space0.771.45
mixed0.430.80
shrub/scrub0.140.26
grassland/herbaceous0.030.05
developed; low intensity0.020.03
pasture/hay0.020.05
Section Tree Cover
TypeMiles%
Yellow-poplar-white oak-N. red oak 31.5659.21
Chestnut oak 12.2122.90
White oak-red oak-hickory 4.498.43
Mixed upland hardwoods 1.903.57
Northern red oak 1.613.03
Eastern white pine 0.591.10
Eastern white pine-N. red oak-white0.360.67
Sugar maple-beech-yellow birch 0.320.59
Virginia pine-southern red oak 0.200.38
Other pine-hardwood 0.070.13
Fire Perimeters
YearNameMiles%
Public/Physical Boundary
TypeNameMiles%
Wilderness Blood Mountain Wilderness 9.4 17.7
Wilderness Mark Trail Wilderness 14.4 26.9
Wilderness Raven Cliffs Wilderness 6.4 12.0
Forest Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests 53.3 100.0
State Georgia 53.3 100.0
County Fannin 6.2 11.6
County Gilmer 1.0 1.8
County Lumpkin 13.7 25.7
County Towns 3.9 7.4
County Union 23.7 44.4
County White 4.8 9.0
Basin South Atlantic-Gulf Region 21.7 40.7
Basin Tennessee Region 31.6 59.3
Physiographic Appalachian Highlands 53.3 100.0
Geology
AgeTypeMiles%
Precambrian-Paleozoic Biotite gneiss; 43.8 82.1
Precambrian-Paleozoic Mica schist; Gneiss 9.0 16.9
Precambrian-Paleozoic Ultramafic intrusive rock; 0.5 1.0
Road Crossings
MileElevTypeName
4.3 2516 Other Forest Svc Rd
8.1 3218 Pri/Sec Hightower Gap Rd
8.6 2847 Pri/Sec Appalacian Blue Ridge Rd
12.2 2807 Pri/Sec Appalachian Blue Ridge Rd
12.2 2806 Pri/Sec Forest Svc 15
17.2 2818 Pri/Sec Cooper Gap Rd
21.1 3166 State State Rte 60
21.1 3176 Pri/Sec Appalachian Trl
32.2 3097 US US Hwy 19
38.9 3464 State State Rte 348
41.8 3339 Pri/Sec Appalachian Trl
47.5 3456 Pri/Sec Appalachian Trl
49.4 3435 Pri/Sec Appalachian Trl
52.4 3602 Pri/Sec Appalachian Trl
53.2 2977 Pri/Sec Appalachian Trl
53.3 2929 State State Rte 17
Passes/Gaps
NameElevMile
Hightower Gap 2847 8.6
Horse Gap 2700 10.6
Cooper Gap 2824 12.2
Brookshire Gap 2896 13.2
Deep Gap 2709 13.7
Gooch Gap 2818 17.2
Grassy Gap 2988 18.1
Liss Gap 3031 18.8
Jacks Gap 3041 19.4
Tritt Gap 3024 19.8
Woody Gap 3169 21.1
Lunsford Gap 3320 21.9
Augerhole Gap 3589 22.7
Dan Gap 3267 23.5
Henry Gap 3067 25.2
Jarrard Gap 3284 26.9
Horsebone Gap 3448 27.5
Bird Gap 3677 28.4
Flatrock Gap 3444 31.2
Neels Gap 3103 32.2
Bull Gap 3645 33.3
Swaim Gap 3438 34.4
Baggs Creek Gap 3503 36.4
Tesnatee Gap 3139 38.1
Hogpen Gap 3500 39.0
White Oak Stamp Gap 3458 39.8
Sapling Gap 3474 40.7
Wide Gap 3182 41.6
Low Gap 3031 43.6
Poplar Stomp Gap 3343 44.9
Cold Springs Gap 3405 47.6
Chattahoochee Gap 3526 48.7
Red Clay Gap 3431 49.4
Henson Gap 3579 50.6
Unicoi Gap 2975 53.1
Lightning Strikes
AvgMax
Jan 2 8
Feb 2 12
Mar 4 27
Apr 7 40
May 8 57
Jun 10 69
Jul 14 90
Aug 10 116
Sep 5 43
Oct 4 20
Nov 3 12
Dec 2 7
Near trail lightning strikes
Shelters
NameElevMile
Springer Mountain 3720 0.2
Stover Creek 2956 2.6
Hawk Mountain 3185 8.1
Gooch Mountain 2732 15.7
Gooch Gap 2814 17.1
Woods Hole 3713 28.0
Blood Mountain 4442 29.7
Walasi-yi Center 3103 32.2
Low Gap 3061 43.7
Blue Mountain Shelter 3881 51.0
Waypoint Detail
Desc Mile DTN DTP NW Elev LPL HPL Comment
Fannin
Gilmer 0.0 0.2 0.0 3769
Springer Mountain
Springer Mtn
Springer Mountain 0.2 0.8 0.2 3720 3694 3756
USFS 42 1.0 0.9 0.8 3372 3366 3723
Rich Mountain 1.9 0.7 0.9 3284 3211 3405
Stover Creek 2.6 0.3 0.7 2956 2956 3290
Stover Creek 2.9 1.4 0.3 2844 2851 2956
Three Forks
Forest Svc Rd
Chester Creek 4.3 0.4 0.0 2516 2516 2857
Lake/pond/tank 4.7 2.6 0.4 2555 2513 2578
Union 7.3 0.8 2.6 3244 2555 3372
Hawk Mountain 8.1 0.3 0.0 3185 3192 3218
Hightower Gap Rd
Union 8.4 0.1 0.3 3018 3041 3188
Hightower Gap Rd 8.5 0.1 0.1 2949 2956 3018
USFS 42 (Hightower Gap)
Appalacian Blue Ridge Rd
Lumpkin
Hightower Gap 8.6 1.9 0.0 2847 2847 2857
Horse Gap 10.5 0.1 1.9 2670 2670 3139
Horse Gap 10.6 1.6 0.1 2700 2670 2700
Cooper Gap (pull-off 2)
Cooper Gap (pull-off 1)
Appalachian Blue Ridge Rd 12.2 0.0 1.6 2808 2807 2807
Forest Svc 15
Cooper Gap
Justus Mountain 12.8 0.4 0.6 3221 2824 3221
Brookshire Gap 13.2 0.5 0.4 2896 2898 3221
Deep Gap 13.7 0.6 0.5 2709 2703 2898
Justus Creek 14.3 1.2 0.6 2513 2513 2709
Blackwell Creek 15.5 0.2 1.2 2654 2513 2752
Gooch Mountain 15.7 0.4 0.2 2732 2644 2736
Union 16.1 0.8 0.4 2952 2732 2933
Mount Airy Creek 16.9 0.2 0.8 2824 2824 3034
Gooch Gap 17.1 0.1 0.2 2814 2801 2837
USFS 42 (Gooch Gap)
Cooper Gap Rd 17.2 0.2 0.0 2818 2801 2821
Gooch Gap
Lumpkin 17.4 0.7 0.2 2877 2795 2883
Grassy Gap 18.1 0.7 0.7 2988 2877 3054
Liss Gap 18.8 0.6 0.7 3031 2906 3087
Jacks Gap 19.4 0.2 0.6 3041 3031 3231
Ramrock Mountain 19.6 0.2 0.2 3175 3041 3179
Tritt Gap 19.8 1.3 0.2 3024 3008 3175
Suches GA 30572 21.1 0.0 1.3 3166 3024 3205 34.680000 -84.020000
Woody Gap
State Rte 60
Appalachian Trl
Blood Mountain Wilderness
Woody Gap
Lunsford Gap 21.9 0.4 0.8 3320 3175 3323
Big Cedar Mountain 22.3 0.4 0.4 3690 3307 3694
Augerhole Gap 22.7 0.8 0.4 3589 3585 3694
Dan Gap 23.5 0.1 0.8 3267 3261 3589
Granny Top 23.6 0.8 0.1 3310 3264 3320
Blood Mountain Wilderness
Lumpkin 24.4 0.0 0.8 2860
Henry Gap 25.2 0.4 0.8 3067 2860 3110
Union 25.6 0.9 0.4 3215 3064 3238
Appalachian Trl 26.5 0.1 0.9 3412 3215 3412
Burnett Field Mountain 26.6 0.3 0.1 3356 3356 3428
Jarrard Gap 26.9 0.4 0.3 3284 3280 3375
Gaddis Mountain 27.3 0.2 0.4 3533 3283 3533
Horsebone Gap 27.5 0.5 0.2 3448 3451 3536
Woods Hole 28.0 0.1 0.5 3713 3444 3713
Turkey Stamp 28.1 0.3 0.1 3743 3713 3759
Bird Gap 28.4 1.3 0.3 3677 3654 3742
Blood Mountain 29.7 1.5 0.0 4442 3677 4442
Blood Mountain
Flatrock Gap 31.2 0.6 1.5 3444 3441 4448
Reese State Memorial 31.8 0.0 0.6 3270 3257 3451
Blood Mountain Wilderness
Union
Appalachian Trl 32.1 0.1 0.3 3097 3097 3267
Walasi-yi Center
US 129 & US 19 (Neels Gap)
State Rte 11 32.2 0.2 0.0 3097 3097 3097
Neels Gap
Raven Cliffs Wilderness 32.4 0.2 0.2 3202 3100 3202
Lumpkin 32.6 0.7 0.2 3300 3202 3300
Bull Gap 33.3 0.6 0.7 3645 3300 3643
Levelland Mountain 33.9 0.5 0.6 3828 3643 3874
Swaim Gap 34.4 0.2 0.5 3438 3435 3841
Turkeypen Mountain 34.6 0.5 0.2 3510 3438 3536
Rock Spring Top 35.1 0.5 0.5 3530 3408 3533
Corbin Horse Stamp 35.6 0.3 0.5 3641 3517 3645
Wolf Laurel Top 35.9 0.5 0.3 3763 3622 3772
Baggs Creek Gap 36.4 0.5 0.5 3503 3500 3763
Green Cliff Top 36.9 0.2 0.5 3805 3504 3802
Cowrock 37.1 0.1 0.2 3841 3786 3841
White 37.2 0.8 0.1 3809 3811 3841
Tesnatee Gap 38.0 0.1 0.8 3139 3139 3809
Tesnatee Gap 38.1 0.8 0.1 3139 3139 3139
Richard B Russell Scenic Hwy 38.9 0.1 0.8 3464 3139 3674
GA 348 39.0 0.0 0.1 3464 3454 3464
Mark Trail Wilderness
Hogpen Gap
Wolfpen Stamp 39.2 0.1 0.2 3556 3500 3556
Mark Trail Wilderness 39.3 0.2 0.0 3595 3556 3595
Union
White 39.5 0.3 0.2 3562 3562 3608
Appalachian Trl
White Oak Stamp Gap 39.8 0.6 0.0 3458 3457 3461
Strawberry Top 40.4 0.3 0.6 3540 3454 3602
Sapling Gap 40.7 0.2 0.3 3474 3464 3540
Poor Mountain 40.9 0.7 0.2 3628 3474 3628
Wide Gap 41.6 0.2 0.7 3182 3185 3628
Appalachian Trl 41.8 0.9 0.2 3339 3172 3339
Sheep Rock Top 42.7 0.9 0.9 3559 3339 3546
Low Gap 43.6 0.1 0.9 3031 3024 3559
Low Gap 43.7 1.2 0.1 3061 3028 3061
Poplar Stomp Gap 44.9 2.6 1.2 3343 3044 3369
Appalachian Trl 47.5 0.1 2.6 3458 3326 3549
Cold Springs Gap 47.6 1.1 0.1 3405 3415 3456
Chattahoochee Gap 48.7 0.1 1.1 3526 3300 3595
Mark Trail Wilderness 48.8 0.3 0.0 3507 3461 3530
Union
Chattahoochee River 49.1 0.2 0.3 3353 3353 3507
Towns 49.3 0.1 0.2 3441 3353 3444
Appalachian Trl 49.4 0.0 0.1 3435 3421 3438
Red Clay Gap
Red Knob 50.4 0.2 1.0 3608 3428 3638
Henson Gap 50.6 0.4 0.2 3579 3585 3654
Blue Mountain Shelter 51.0 0.8 0.4 3881 3579 3881
Blue Mountain 51.8 0.6 0.8 4015 3841 4019
Appalachian Trl 52.4 0.6 0.6 3602 3585 4016
White 53.0 0.1 0.6 3034 3041 3602
Unicoi Gap 53.1 0.1 0.1 2975 2969 3035
Helen GA 30545 53.2 0.1 0.0 2933 2932 2979 34.700000 -83.730000
Appalachian Trl
Hiawassee GA 30546 53.3 0.0 0.1 2929 2929 2932 34.950000 -83.750000
State Rte 17
Hiawassee GA

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