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Fall Color Photo Hike - Black Rock Mountain State Park
|Event Location:||Clayton, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Oct 23 2011 8:00 am >> Sun, Oct 23 2011 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Sep 22 2011 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Oct 22 2011 4:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||10 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||John Christopher|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
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|The fall color season is here again! Join me for a fall color photo hike in the North Georgia Mountains. We'll visit the state park with the highest elevation since the leaves change first at higher elevation. Along with an invigorating hike, we'll take time to photograph a waterfall, creek, scenic overlooks, and a fern forrest. |
Check out this link for a sample of the fantastic views.
Photo Hike: This hike will be geared toward the hiker that wants to balance exercise with the chance to enjoy the scenery. We'll take a moderate pace and allow for breaks at scenic spots. Photographers of all levels and abilities are welcome. Please bring your point and shoot camera, SLR, or other favorite camera. Click the following links for information on why leaves change colors in the fall and on general tips for photographing fall colors. For general info on photography, see photo.net.
Blackrock Mountain State Park:
Our plan is to take a moderate pace and to hike the James E. Edmonds trial and a couple of short loops around Black Rock Lake and up to Ada-Hi Falls. The total hike distance is 8 miles and will involve some hill climbs. The hike is moderate with some strenuous hill climbs. On the hike, we'll walk beside the meandering Taylor Creek, see a fabulous view of the Little Tennessee Valley, and check out Ada-Hi falls.
NOTE: Since I have not been on the trail before, this will be an exploritory trip. However, this is a well marked state park trail, we'll have good maps from park officials, and there will be other hikers along the way to help if needed. With this in mind, please have a sense of adventure and openness to experience.
Free Downloadable Trail Map! Use the following link for the State Park's beautiful color topo map that clearly shows all of the trails. (Free copies of these nice maps are available now in most of the GA State Park Visitor Centers upon request, so don't forget to stop by and ask for one!)
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Blackrock Mountain State Park: |
3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City , GA 30562
|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 Thursday, November 27, 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).|
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