Training hike: Springer Mountain Loop (Advanced Hikers Only) - Sat, Apr 4 2015

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Training hike: Springer Mountain Loop (Advanced Hikers Only)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Training hike: Springer Mountain Loop (Advanced Hikers Only)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 4 2015  8:00 am >> Sat, Apr 4 2015 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 18 2015 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 3 2015 5:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Paula Schubert
Bob Bunner
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


ADVANCED HIKERS ONLY- 17 mile roundtrip dayhike.

Come join us for a challenging dayhike as we hike to Springer Mountain via the Approach Trail. This 8.1 mile trail starts at the top of Amicalola Falls and contains several steep climbs before we reach the summit, which is actually the official start of the Appalachain Trail.  We'll take about a 20 min lunch before turning back and hiking the same trail we came in on. At the trail junction for the Hike Inn trail, we'll hike until we reach the Inn where we'll stop for a short break before hiking back to the top of the falls parking area.

We are planning to hike at a moderately fast to a fast pace with only a few breaks and a short lunch period. This would be a great training hike for those wanting a good workout or who are training for longer treks or bigger peaks.

If you sign up for this event, you will need to have some recent D4/D5 with similiar pace in hiking under your belt.  Your TL's may contact you to make sure you have the fitness level to keep up with the group.  Please understand that we would be doing this for everyone's benefit.

Required Items to Bring:
  • 2 to 3 L. of water
  • Lunch
  • Good hiking shoes or boots
  • Trail Snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Rain jacket
  • Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Amicalola Falls State Park
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville , GA 30534

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.554766 | W 084.260016

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.



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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

This training/fitness hike will occur rain or shine, but not in severe weather.