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u/MaidenATL · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

This is my favorite place to go. So beautiful and secluded.

The 2 best spots in the area are the hangover and Stratton bald. Do not plan on camping at naked ground as tempting as it may be.

Get Tim Homan's book on the area, and design your own loop that includes the hangover, Stratton bald, and the slick rock creek. There are so many intersecting trails that planning a hike there is as easy as can be. http://www.amazon.com/Hiking-Trails-Kilmer-Slickrock-Citico-Wildernesses/dp/156145415X

I always park at big fat gap, there is a campsite that continues straight into the woods where the road would go if it kept going, so if you wanted to head up there, on Friday and start hiking early Saturday you could do that.

A few things to remember about slickrock though.

It is a wilderness area, the trails aren't really maintained to the level you're used to in other areas, and the lesser used trails can get hard to follow, but pay attention and you'll be fine.

Also it is a common area for hunters, and is covered with them during hunting season, you usually won't see any that far from the trailhead though but you will see their dogs.

Most of the hunting dogs are beagle and Black and Tan mixes, but during hog season you'll see pit bulls. Either way don't bring a dog hiking with you to slickrock. The pit bulls will likely kill him and he might follow the deer dogs into the woods.

Be respectful of the dogs. They have a job to do, I know they're cute and friendly (especially the hounds) but avoid petting them because it throws them off their game. Sometimes they will start following you. If this happens just yell GO ON like it's one word and they will in fact go on.

Don't let any of this scare you off this awesome area.

Oh and if your car is fun to drive check out the Tail of the Dragon (us129 north of deals gap) and the chelohora skyway, two of the best driving roads in the entire country.

u/Bytchen · 1 pointr/backpacking

I have done some day hiking here but yet to have done any recent real backpacking. I bought a decent book that can answer questions like where to camp and what to expect on the trail: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/156145415X/ref=ox_ya_os_product_refresh_T1
There are other books similar to this one out there I am sure.

You can pretty much camp where ever you want in the Wilderness and there is water everywhere there. You could defiantly wing it as far as hitting the trail and finding a campsite along the way.

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u/revcasy · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

Planning on going to Joyce Kilmer/Citico for the first time in October.

If you don't already have it, you should get this guide book.

Since it will be my first time backpacking there, I look forward to any replies you might get from someone who has experience with the area too.