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Morning Sweat - East Trail Ridge (Amicalola) - Early Birdy Hike (6:30 AM carpool)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park, near Dawsonville, GA   Hike: Morning Sweat - East Trail Ridge (Amicalola) - Early Birdy Hike (6:30 AM carpool)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 2 2016  7:30 am >> Sat, Jul 2 2016 1:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jun 28 2016 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 2 2016 6:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
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:12
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The hike is approximately 12 miles round trip with an average to above average hiking speed and only a few rest breaks. We're going to start near the back of the park store, and hike up the East Trail Ridge to the trailhead. From the trailhead, we will hike the Len Foote Trail to the Hike Inn,  and return back the same route. We should be back in Atlanta early afternoon. 

Note: The East Ridge Trail at Amicalola Falls is actually the first mile of a much longer trail, the Southern Terminus Approach Trail to the start of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia on Springer Mountain.  The East Ridge Trail climbs to the top of Amicalola Falls, rising an average of 80 feet for each 500 feet of trail.  It is one of a handful of trails considered strenuous simply because of the climb.


Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes
water and snacks
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions
Positive Attitude and sense of humor

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

Blister kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. We will gather at the Visitor Center parking lot near the entrance.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 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.


Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes

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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.