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Petty Johnís Cave - Pigeon Mountain WMA
|Event Location:||Walker County, Georgia, U.S.|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, May 17 2015 10:00 am >> Sun, May 17 2015 2:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Apr 21 2015 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, May 15 2015 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours for event (7-8 hrs w/drive)|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Thomas W.|
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|Member Cost:||$45.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||15|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Regestration for this event has
been extended to allow for additional participation.† Regardless of the new
close date, please be prepared to make payment immediately after
registering for this event.
Petty John's Cave is a karst cave located in Walker County, Georgia on the east side Pigeon Mountain in the Appalachian Plateau of Northwest Georgia. It has a surveyed length of 31,490†ft and reaches a depth of 235†ft. The cave is accessible via a path from a gravel parking area on the side of Rocky Lane. Out of the 242 listed, it is 119th longest cave in the United States as declared by the Georgia Speleological Survey.
Pettyjohnís Cave is a physically challenging cave with large piles of rocks and boulders to climb on to get to smaller passages. There are open rooms larger than a house and smaller squeezes less than 2 feet tall.
There are no bathrooms or
s to change clothes at the
meeting location, but please bring a change of clothes and a large towel to
cover yourself to change after we are through.
The temperature in the cave is 56 degrees.† Expect to
get muddy and probably wet.† While our outfitter does not require it, I would
discourage wearing cotton as it will remain wet longer resulting in you being
colder.† In my experience, synthetic materials, that will dry quickly, are the
way too go.
Please do not wear tank tops, shorts, ponchos, baseball hats, water shoes, flat bottomed running shoes, or flip flops. Please leave all jewelry at home. The less you bring with you underground, the better!
Please bring a small pack/drybag for water and snacks as we will stop in the cave for a short break.
Our outfitter will supply helmets, headlamps, knee pads
and gloves.† You are welcome to use your own gear if you choose,
however, your cost will remain the same as we are getting a group rate.
On the way back to the carpool we may stop in
LaFayette for a late lunch/early dinner.† Please check with your carpool
driver as to their intentions to stop.
|How to Get There:|
Directions will be provided at the carpool
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||168Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $67.20 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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|Cost & Payment:|
Georgia Outdoor Recreational Pass for WMA
|Payment Cut Off:||Payment must be received by the AOC on Fri, May 15 2015.|
|Make a Payment:||Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.|
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
If you cancel on or before May 3, full payment is refundable less a $5
administrative fee. No refund after May 3 unless someone from the waitlist
replaces you and pays in full.† In that case, you are eligible for a full refund
less a $5 administrative fee.