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James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail Hiking
|Event Location:||Black Rock Mountain State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 30 2010 10:00 am >> N/A (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Oct 26 2010 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Oct 29 2010 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||per itinerary|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Ann Howard|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Strenuous 7.2 Miles|
Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia at an altitude of 3,640 feet. The James E Edmonds Backcountry trail is a 7.2 mile stenuous loop. The trail cuts its way through lush forests, crosses several small streams and passes small waterfalls. We will stop halfway and have lunch on a rock slab atop Lookoff Mountain overlooking the Little Tennessee River Valley some 3,162 feet below. The toughest section of the hike is the return to the trailhead climbing most of the way. This hike is a very good walkout so you should be in excellent shape to participate.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Black Rock Mountain State Park, Mountain City, GA 10:00 a.m. - James E Edmonds Backcountry Trailhead I-85 North to I-985 North to Gainesville; merge on 365 North; 365 North becomes 441 North; look for brown park directional signs 3 miles north of Clayton in Mountain City; turn left onto Black Mountain Road; continue up the steep hill into the park, turn right at the stop sign and follow signs to trailhead on right.|
Travel time: Approx 1 hour 30-50 minutes
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||180Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $72.00 (calculated at total miles (180) * $0.400, effective Saturday, December 20, 2014). This is based on the current gas, maintenance, and other costs of $0.400 per mile as stated by the IRS & Cars.com. This should be divided by the total number of people in the vehicle (incl driver).|
For example: With 4 people in the vehicle, the expense per person on this trip would be $18.00. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.
Additional advice: The cost of your trip is up to your driver. Your cost should not be greater than what is listed above, unless there is extenuating circumstances. If you want to be sure about the cost of the trip, check with your driver before you get into the vehicle. If you are the driver of the vehicle, this is a guideline to what you charge and not a rule.
Will this event occur rain or shine? No, no hiking in the rain!
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|Cost Includes:||There is a $5 state park parking fee required per vehicle (unless a carpool driver has yearly state park pass). Please include this in your carpool costs to the driver. |
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