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Hike and Trail Maintenance on Yellow Mountain, NC
|Event Location:||Near Highlands, NC|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Nov 8 2015 7:45 am >> Sun, Nov 8 2015 6:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Oct 28 2015 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Nov 7 2015 1:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||10 Hours 45 Minutes|
|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:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
We will make a stop at Ingles in Clayton if anyone wants to meet there.
This is a strenuous 10 mile out-and-back hike with a lot of elevation change.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER HIKE *** You must be in good physical condition. You also need to be able to hike long distances.***
PLEASE NOTE: This is a trail maintenance event. We will hike up the mountain, spend some time enjoying the view and lunch; on the return we will spend one hour clipping branches off the trail. You should bring hand clippers only. Nothing heavy. Bring gloves if you like. We will have extra gloves and tools. Please sign up only if you are willing to do trail maintenance. It feels good to give back to the trail - thanks for doing your share.
|How to Get There:|
From the park and ride take I-85 North to I-985 North. I-985 turns into GA 365/US 23/US 441. Continue to Clayton GA. We will make the obligatory pit stop at the Clayton Ingles (which includes a Starbucks) on the right. After the pit stop, get back on the highway and go north about seven miles to Dillard GA. Just past Dillard, go right on GA 246. GA 246 turns into NC 106 at the NC line to Highlands, NC. Go about 13 miles to Highlands NC. NC 106 will dead end into US 64 (Main St) in Highlands. Take a right onto Main St/US 64. Soon you will turn left on 4th St to stay on US 64. After 2.7 miles, turn left on Buck Creek Rd, aka NC 1538, aka Cole Mtn Rd. Go 2.2 miles from there to Cole Gap and park on left side of road at intersection with Forest Service Rd 4535. The trail head is across the road.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||230Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $92.00 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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