Cumberland Island National Seashore Fatpacking Itinerary

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Fatpacking Itinerary
Saturday, January 24, 2009 - Saturday, January 31, 2009

Last Updated 11/5/2008

ALERT

Cumberland Island National Seashore does NOT accept campsite reservations in advance. Sites are awarded on a first come, first served basis when we reach the Island. Therefore, we are advised to be prepared to hike as much as 10.5 miles the first day to reach our campsite. This is highly unlikely since our first night of camping is a Sunday night which is traditionally slow, as are all the other weeknights. Our itinerary is predicated on the ability to stay various campsites on particular nights, but you should be aware of the possibility that we may have to make last minute logistic changes.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fly or drive into Jacksonville, FL (JAX)

Take free airport shuttle to Courtyard Jacksonville Airport Northeast, 14668 Duval Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218, 904-741-1122

Equipment shakedown

Obtain any last-minute equipment participants forgot at Gander Mountain, 13075 City Square Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32218, (904) 714-3557

Trail mix distribution

"Before" body composition measurements taken

Go out for dinner

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Second set of "before" body composition measurements taken

All the items that you won't bring on the trail will be set aside and put in storage. You'll also have the opportunity to take one last shower as this is your last stop in civilization for a week, although cold showers may be available on Cumberland Island.

Breakfast in hotel or local eatery

Shuttle to St. Marys, GA

Take the 9AM Cumberland Island Ferry


Looking South on Cumberland Island

Arrive at Sea Camp Ranger Station at 9:45AM

Hike 3.5 miles via the Parallel Trail and Pratts Trail to Stafford Beach Campsite

Spend some time on the beach

Camp at Staffor Beach Campsite

Miles today: 3.5. Total miles: 3.5

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hike 2.0 miles on the Parallel Trail to Hickory Hill.

Hike 1.5 miles on the Willow Pond Trail to the beach

Hike 1.1 miles along the beach to the Duck House Trail

Hike 1.5 miles on the Duck House Trail to Yankee Paradise

Camp at Yankee Paradise Camp

Miles today: 6.1. Total miles: 9.6

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hike 1.4 miles on Tar Kiln Trail.

Hike 1.4 miles on Kings Bottom Trail

Hike 1.5 miles around Table Point

Hike 1.9 miles on Ashley Pond Trail and Kings Bottom Trail to the Main Rd

Hike 2.0 miles on Main Rd. to Brickhill Bluff Trail to the Main Rd.

Hike 0.5 miles to Brickhill Bluff

Camp at Brickhill Bluff

Miles today: 8.7. Total miles: 18.3

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day-Hiking only today

Hike 0.5 miles to Main Rd.

Hike 0.9 miles on Main Rd. to Terrapin Point Trail


Terrapin on the beach

Hike 2.0 miles on Terrapin Point Trail to Wharf Ruins

Hike 0.8 miles to North Cut Rd.

Hike 1.7 miles on North Cut Rd. to Roller Coaster Trail

Hike 1.7 miles on Roller Coaster Trail to South Cut Trail

Hike 1.0 miles on South Cut Trail to Main Rd.

Hike 0.6 miles on Main Rd. and Brickhill Trail to Brickhill Bluff

Camp at Brickhill Bluff

Miles today: 9.2. Total miles: 27.5

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hike 0.6 miles on Brickhill Trail and Main Rd. to South Cut Trail

Hike 0.5 miles on South Cut Trail

Hike 0.5 miles to Roller Coaster Trail

Hike 1.5 miles on Roller Coaster Trail to Lost Trail

Hike 1.5 miles on Lost Trail to Duck House Trail

Hike 0.5 miles to Yankee Paradise Trail

Hike 1.5 miles on Yankee Paradise Trail to Hickory Hill


Campsite

Camp at Hickory Hill

Miles today: 6.6. Total miles: 34.1

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hike 6.5 miles to Sea Camp Beach.


Cumberland Island Sunset

Hike 0.5 miles to boat dock.

Miles today: 7.0. Total miles: 41.1

Catch 4:45PM Cumberland Island Ferry

Arrive at St. Marys, GA at 5:30PM

Shuttle back to Courtyard Jacksonville Airport Northeast, 14668 Duval Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218, 904-741-1122

"After" measurements taken

Dinner and awards Ceremony

Saturday, January 31, 2009

"After" measurements taken

Leave Hotel

Parting Breakfast

Take airport shuttle


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