Sunday Morning Hike: Amicalola Falls Loop - Sun, Jan 29 2017

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Sunday Morning Hike: Amicalola Falls Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Outside the Amicalola State Park office   Hike: Sunday Morning Hike: Amicalola Falls Loop  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 29 2017  10:30 am >> Sun, Jan 29 2017 2:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Jan 22 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 29 2017 4:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
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


From the park office we will climb around 900 ft on the East Ridge Trail to the top of the falls. A short hike will take us to the Lodge. We will then walk part of the Fitness Trail and return to the top of the falls via the Len Foote Hike Inn Trail. From the top of the Falls we will go down a few hundred steps on the West Ridge Staircase and continue our hike on the West Ridge Falls Access Trail, the Spring Trail,  the Mt. Laurel Loop and the Creek Trail, back to the park office. We will have lunch on the trail.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water, walking poles, good hiking shoes, food for lunch.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Amicalola State Park is 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on GA 52. Take 400 North to GA 53 (on your left) Take GA 53 west to GA 183 north to GA 52 east. Park is on your left.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 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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Cost Includes:

Please share gas and parking expenses with your carpool driver. Parking is $5.00 per car.

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