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Amicalola Falls - Len Foote Hike Inn Sunday Hike
|Event Location:||Amicalola State Park Visitor Center|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, May 29 2016 9:30 am >> Sun, May 29 2016 4:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, May 27 2016 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, May 28 2016 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||6 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Everybody that has ever tasted the Lenfoot Hike Inn's hot chocolate, lemonade, or coffee agrees: This is heaven!
Now, how cool is that?
This is a difficult loop hike, but we will be going at a moderate pace. We will stop and regroup at strategic points, like the turn from the AT approach trail to the Hike Inn Trail.
Meet-up time is 9:30 a.m. just inside the Amicalola Falls State Park Visitor's Center. We will start our hike from the visitor's center and walk up the 425 stairs to the parking lot on top of the falls. We will then hike the AT Approach Trail northward. This trail has a lot of ups and downs with the steepest uphill being Frosty Mountain.
We will have our well-deserved lunch break at the Hike Inn. With it being such a nice day, we will have plenty of time to look around a bit and enjoy the scenery. The Inn does not serve lunch to dayhikers but will sometimes have dessert or fruit for some tips. However, it is best to bring your own lunch.
From the Inn we will continue southward 5 miles to the top of the falls via the Len Foote Trail. From there, we will again take the steps down to the parking lot.
Please check with the trip leader before you leave so that everyone is accounted for. I don't want to leave anybody behind.
Also note that there is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle at Amicalola Falls State Park - unless you display an annual pass.
**** This hike is for those who already have demonstrated ample D4 hiking experience with several D5 hikes. I will contact you if I feel that this hike may be to difficult for you.****
|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):
GPS and GOOGLE.COM/MAPS USERS may wish to augment the above directions by entering the Visitor Center's street Address or Lat/Lon coordinates as your destination:
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||104Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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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.