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Tour of Georgia Mountains

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Several   Hike: Tour of Georgia Mountains  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 11 2016  7:00 am >> Sat, Jun 11 2016 10:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 6 2016 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 10 2016 9:00 pm
Event Duration:15 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:15 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tricia 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:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.



Join us for a tour of Georgia’s mountains!  We have a new member from California and we’ll show him the following:

Brasstown Bald (Georgia’s highest point)

Blood Mountain (Georgia’s highest point on the Appalachian Trail)

Springer Mountain (Start of the AT)

Mountain Crossings (the only store the AT goes through)

This will be an ALL DAY EVENT.

We’ll hike at least 15 miles (maybe more)

We’ll stop for food at least once.  You should pack a lunch.

We might wait for the sunset on Blood Mountain which means we’ll be really late back in Atlanta.

We’ll probably be in the car 4-5 hours total.  

If any of this is overwhelming to you, this probably isn’t the hike for you.

This is an event where you’ll be required to GO WITH THE FLOW (as determined by your trip leaders).

This event is posted as EXPLORATORY because it will be a creative event - even though we’ve already hiked all of these trails.

You must have AOC proven events or personal experience with the trip leaders to be added to the event.

Required Items to Bring:

Lunch, water, rain gear, an awesome attitude

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

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $60.00 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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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.