Hike to Mt. Yonah - Sun, Feb 26 2017

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Hike to Mt. Yonah

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cleveland, Ga
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 26 2017  12:30 pm >> Sun, Feb 26 2017 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 12:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 23 2017 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 25 2017 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:4.4 Miles
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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: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Let's hike to Mt. Yonah!  This very popular hike includes a little above moderate effort in ascending approx 1,400 vertical feet over a 2.2 mile trail to the 3,106ft summit. Total distance: 4.4 Miles.

This hike is designed for beginner to intermediate hikers. The climb and distance make it a D3, but I plan to take my time on the climb and the descent.  Please understand this intention before signing up or expecting a brisk climb up the mountain. Yonah can be climbed by almost any level hiker as long as the pace is managed. Note: You must be confident in hiking 5 miles on a hilly trail to have the fitness level to participate in this hike.

At and around the top, we will stroll around, view the vistas, eat/snack lunch - for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. If the weather is really nice, I won't be in a hurry to leave the mountain, (and return to the city).  Hiking time is an estimate.  

Meet at the carpool at 12pm at the Ingles in Cleveland.  We'll proceed over to the trailhead and start the hike by 12:30pm.

Required Items to Bring:

Good Hiking Shoes or Boots

2 Liters of water


Good Attitude

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Walking Poles



Extra layer of clothing if cooler than expected

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

283 Chambers Rd., Cleveland, Ga 30528             

GPS 34.637383, -83.725117

Directions From Carpool:

From the Ingle's parking lot: Follow GA 75 toward Helen and after approx 2.15 miles, Turn R on Tom Bell Rd. Follow Tom Bell to the Third Right onto Chambers Rd. There is a dirt road with a Mt Yonah Trailhead US Forestry sign on the Right. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):3Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 12:00 pm
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $1.20 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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