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Early Morning Prep Trek on Coosa Trail - 6:15 AM Carpool

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vogel State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 5 2016  6:15 am >> Sat, Mar 5 2016 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 15 2016 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 5 2016 6:25 am
Event Duration:9 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:3
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 an early morning hike on the beautiful 13.7 mile Coosa Backcountry Trail starting at Vogel State Park.  Lots of hills, trees and views!

This is a strenuous trail and only those in excellent physical condition should participate. This hike is recommended for hikers with previous long distance hikes of 10 or more miles in the mountains.

Note: Because of the time and distance, our breaks will be minimum. 

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes/boots
Lots of Gatorade or water - you will want to stay hydrated!
Snacks/small lumch

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Dress in layers

Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take GA 400/US 19 north to Dahlonega.  We will make a pit stop in Dahlonega at the McDonald's there.  It will be on your left on US 19.  Then take US 19 north to where it joins US 129 at Turners Corner. Continue north on US 19/129 for 11 miles to Vogel State Park.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):125Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:15 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $50.00 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.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

Parking fee ($4 or $5) - pay at park

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

No hiking on heavy rain/thunderstorms