October 16, 2023 — October 18, 2023
Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center, 1120 Carson Springs Rd., Newport, TN, United States
Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Experience a three-day, two-night backpacking trip on the Appalachian trail. You will experience approximately 5 miles each day of the seclusion of the backcountry of the Cherokee and Pisgah National Forest. We will begin our journey on the Appalachian Trail at Allen Gap at 2,300 ft. We will spend our first night on Spring Mountain at 3,600 ft. We will see one of the many shelters on the AT that was built in 1938. There will be many scenic views as well as a old fire tower to explore. This campsite will give us a view of the night sky in the midst of a wooded forest. On day two, we will stay on Tanyard Gap at 2,300 ft., under a canopy of trees. We will conclude our trip in Hot Springs NC at 1,357 ft. Hot Springs is a small backpacking community that welcomes thousands of backpackers every year that are hiking through the Appalachian Trail. During this trip you will experience 3 days of beautiful scenery, no cell phones, and good fellowship with like-minded pastors.


Cost $85. This includes one night (Sunday) in the conference center at Carson Springs, breakfast Monday morning and transportation to and from trail. Rental equipment is available. For more information, call 423-623-2764 or email kperrigan@tnbaptist.org.


October 16
October 18
Event Categories:
, , , ,
Kevin Perrigan

During this event, the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board (or its agents or designees) will be photographing. You may be photographed. By your attendance, you are granting your permission to be photographed for commercial purposes and agree to the following: (1) being photographed by any means; (2) commercial or any other use of your likeness without compensation; (3) specifically waiving all rights of privacy during the photographing; (4) releasing the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, its agents, designees, officers and employees from any liability for loss, damage, or compensation for the commercial or other use of your likeness; and (5) compliance with all rules and regulations of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board for this event.