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Sunday Hike-Amicalola-Len Foote Hike Inn
|Event Location:||Amicalola State Park - Top of the Falls parking lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Jan 31 2016 10:45 am >> Sun, Jan 31 2016 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 9:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Jan 27 2016 12:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jan 30 2016 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||6 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Come join us to visit Amicalola Falls. We will hike from the top of the Falls to the beautiful Hike Inn where hot chocolate and other goodies awaite us. How cool is that?
This is a loop hike at a moderate pace. We will stop and wait for slower hikers at the beginning and at the end of Frosty Mountain (the highest elevation of the hike) and at the turn from the AT Approach Trail onto the Hike Inn Trail.
We’ll meet at 10:45 on the parking lot above the fall. We will start our hike from the parking lot on top of the falls and will hike the AT Approach Trail northward for 4.5 miles with a short stop at Frosty Mountain. This trail has a lot of ups and downs, but mostly ups, and some of the ups are steep. We will turn right onto the Len Foote Trail and hike a mile to the Len Foote Hike Inn.
We will stop at the Inn to look around a bit and eat our lunch in the dining hall there. The Inn does not serve lunch to dayhikers, but they will sometimes have some dessert or fruit that you can take in exchange for a donation. This is not a guarantee, so be sure to bring your own lunch. They will have iced tea, lemonade, hot water, tea, hot chocolate, and coffee that you can get for a small donation.
From the Inn, we will continue back 5 miles southward to the top of the Falls via the Len Foote Trail.
Please be aware that there is a $5.00 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS from GA-400/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in N ATLANTA (Sandy Springs) to AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK (about 60 miles or 90 minutes):
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|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||104Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||9:30 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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There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle, payable at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.