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Amicalola Falls to Springer Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Park Visitor Center
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 9 2015  7:00 am >> Sat, May 9 2015 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Apr 29 2015 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 7 2015 12:00 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary Hubert
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us for a beautiful hike from Amicalola Visitor Center to the top of Springer Mtn, the southern end of the Appalachian Trail. 

For the hike, you can choose to start at the Visitor Center with Stefan (approx. 19 miles round-trip) or drive to the top parking lot and hike from there with Gary (approx. 17 miles total). The two groups will meet up and continue on the AT approach trail via Frost Mtn (mile 4.6) and Nimblewill Gap (mile 5.9) to Springer Mtn (mile 8.1; 3,782 feet).  On the way back, we will turn onto the Len Foote Trail and hike a mile to Len Foote Hike Inn.  We will stop at the Inn for a short break and a cold beverage, then continue our hike back to the parking area via the Len Foote route.

Required Items to Bring:
  • two liters water or sports drink
  • hiking boots/trail shoes
  • non-cotton clothes in layers
  • rain gear/wind breaker (just in case...)
  • snacks and lunch
  • cash for gas (for your carpool driver)
  • $5.00 State Park Fee per car, unless you have an annual park pass.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • hiking poles, gators
  • camera
  • binoculars
  • GPS

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet mall to GA 136.  Left on 136 till GA 52.  Right until the park entrance.  We will gather at the Visitor Center parking lot near the entrance.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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.


Will this event occur rain or shine?  Yes

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