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Arkaquah Trail via Brasstown Bald to Hwy 180
|Event Location:||Trackrock Gap parking lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Mar 18 2017 6:00 am >> Sat, Mar 18 2017 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Mar 7 2017 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Mar 16 2017 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||12 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
This is a hike for advanced hikers. The hike is approximately 18 miles round trip (and approximately 6000 ft elevation gain) with only a few rest breaks. We will start at Trackrock Gap (2280 ft), immediately climbing 1500 ft to Roost Ride. Following the ridge eastwards, we will pass Chimneytop Mtn (mile 4.4) to Brasstown Bald (mile 6.1; 4738 ft). We then descent the Jack Knob Trail to Hwy 180 (mile 9; 3000 ft). After a short break, the entire group will retrace its steps back to the top of Brasstown Bald and on to the trailhead.
|How to Get There:|
Take I-85/I-985 via Gainesville to Exit 24 and follow Hwy129/ Hwy11 to Cleveland. Continue on US Hwy11 North (which turns into Hwy19) past Voget State Park, then take a right on State Road 180 East. Stay on 180 for 2.4 miles, turn left at Town Creek School Rd and after 2 miles turn right on Trackrock Church Rd. Take another right onto Trackrock Gap Rd. The parking lot at the trailhead is on the left.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||155Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||6:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $62.00 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.|
Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
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