Hike on the Amicalola Falls Trail - via Len Foote Hike Inn - Fri, Feb 19 2016

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Hike on the Amicalola Falls Trail - via Len Foote Hike Inn

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park , GA   Hike: Hike on the Amicalola Falls Trail - via Len Foote Hike Inn   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Feb 19 2016  10:00 am >> Fri, Feb 19 2016 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Feb 16 2016 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 18 2016 3:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Spectacular mountain scenery and hiking trails make this one of Georgia’s most popular state parks. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast.

This is a hike for the experienced hiker who has done several D4 hikes. We will hike the AT Approach Trail and return back via the Len Foote route with an approx. 2,300 ft elevation gain. We will walk at a moderate speed and only have a few stragetic stops to have some water and regroup. A longer stop for our well-deserved lunch break at the Hike Inn is just one highlight we are all looking forward to! (approx. 30 min.) On most days, the Len Foote Inn graciously provides cookies and desserts, as well as the greatest coffee and hot chocolate - for a minimal tip! But, you can also bring your own lunch and snacks and sit outside on the lawn chairs.

We are hiking as a group, so experienced hikers that know the trail may walk slightly ahead but have to stop at significant intersections to let the rest of the group catch up.  ---  This is not a self-paced hike so you need to make sure you can walk at a moderate speed to stay with the group ----

The trip leaders will contact anyone who they feel do not have adequate experience for this hike. Contact us if you aren't sure if you can do this hike or keep up with the group.

We will leave the carpool at Mansell Park and Ride at 9:00 am, so please be there 10 minutes early!!!

We will start the hike in the parking lot above the falls (Where the bathrooms are).

There is a $5.00 fee per car for the park.



Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Boots
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions (raincoat - just in case)
Snacks or lunch
Adequate water (1.5 - 2 L)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions will be distributed at the carpool location.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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.


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Cost Includes:

$5.00 State Park Fee unless you have an annual park pass.

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

Stay tuned for the weather report. We will cancel only if the weather is severe. So bring a raincoat or poncho!