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Key swap Woody Gap-Neels Gap-Blood Mountain 10.7

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Woody Gap and Neels Gap on the Ga AT   Hike: Key swap Woody Gap-Neels Gap-Blood Mountain 10.7  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 25 2017  7:45 am >> Sat, Feb 25 2017 4:45 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 20 2017 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 24 2017 6:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:10.7 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



This is our 2nd annual key swap for this location - come join us as we cover 10.7 miles on the Georgia AT - and reach the highest point on the Georgia section.  We'll have 2 cars (5 each), one starting at Woody Gap and one starting at Neels Gap (at PRECISELY the same time).   When each group meets in the middle we'll stop for snacks (plus HIGH FIVES, CHEST BUMPS, WET WILLIES...) then we'll swap keys and continue on.  Each group will then meet back up at Gustavo's Pizzeria on the square in Dahlonega.  We'll enjoy some great food here before trading cars again for our drive home.

We will need at least 2 drivers that can handle 4 others in their car to accomplish this.  And you must be willing for someone else to drive your car to Gustavo's (15 miles or so).

This is NOT a beginner hike and if you don't have any recent D4/D5 experience we will have lots of questions for you.  BUT, if you've done a recent D4 and think you might be ready to move up, this could be a great opportunity - so sign up and let's discuss.  Again, this hike is a D5 over the tallest point on the Georgia AT - it will be strenuous.

Your trip leaders will assign the groups.  If you only want to do this hike if you can hike with XXXX, then we don't want to hurt your feelings so maybe you shouldn't sign up.  We'll be reasonable with a request, but we don't need more drama in our lives.

IF you aren't ok with someone else driving your car and can't fit a total of 4 (including you), please don't sign up to drive the carpool.  If we have a hard time finding drivers, we may have to recruit and remove the last 1 or 2 people that sign up.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes/boots

Plenty of water

A great attitude and smile on your face

Recommended Items to Bring:
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possible rain gear

money for food at Gustavo's

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Everyone meets at the Mansell Park-n-ride unless you make prior arrangements with trip leaders

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $52.00 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.