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Rescheduled: AT Hike - Tesnatee Gap to Neels Gap

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Appalachian Trail   Hike: Rescheduled:  AT Hike - Tesnatee Gap to Neels Gap  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 28 2017  7:30 am >> Sat, Jan 28 2017 5:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jan 20 2017 7:11 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 27 2017 8:00 am
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mark P
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


From the parking lot at Tesnatee Gap, we'll hike south on the Appalachian Trail.  The first  mile or so will be steady uphill to the summit of Cowrock Mountain.  

Located in the Ravens Cliff Wilderness, in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Cowrock Mountain is the highest point in Lumpkin County and has an elevation on 3,852".  There also sweeping views of the Towns Creek Valley.  

After enjoying the views, we'll follow the trail through several miles of mellow ups and downs until we descend into Neels Gap.  There are restrooms, a store and picnic tables here and we'll take a break for lunch.  After lunch, we'll return the way we came.

 On the drive up, we'll plan a short restroom break in Cleveland, GA.  

Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be allowed on the trip.

In case of bad weather, I'll postpone the event.

Required Items to Bring:

Layers / Warm Clothing

Rain gear in case

Water - 2 liters

lunch / snacks

Hiking boots / shoes

clean shoes / clots for ride home.

warm hat / gloves

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trekking poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I85 North to left exit for I-985.  Stay on I-985 until exit 24 lurn left onto US129 north.  Follow 129 through Cleveland.  About 3 miles north of Cleveland, turn right onto GA Alt-75.  Follow for 5.9 miles and turn left onto GA 348.  Tesnatee Gap will be 7.6 miles on left.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.00 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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