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Georgia Triple Crown (confused turkey version ) Blood Mtn, Coosa Bald, Slaughter Mtn, Lake Winfield Scott and Blood Mtn.

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chattahoochee National Forest, Cleveland, GA 30528
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 25 2017  6:00 am >> Sat, Mar 25 2017 9:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 7 2017 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 22 2017 6:00 pm
Event Duration:15 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D7: Extreme
Distance:26.4 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
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: No


An extended route on the GA triple crown version... and a great calory burner! 

This is a little more than the usual Coosa/Slaughter/Blood combination! We'll start at Bryon Reece Parking, hiking up the AT to the summit of Blood Mtn. After a long and steep descent to Vogel State Park, we then hop on the Coosa Backcountry Loop. Along the way we'll summit Coosa Bald (4280') and then Slaughter Mountain (4338').

Rather than returning to Blood Mtn, we will turn right at the AT (again) and follow the trail to Lake Winfield Scott. After a snack break, head back along the Slaughter Creek Trail to the summit of Blood Mountain (4458').

This a solid 26.4 miler with 7300 ft elevation gain. 

This is NOT a beginners hike, so please do not sign up unless you are in excellent physical condition. If you haven't done a D6 or D7 hike with me before, this will not be for you. I reserve the right to remove folks from the sign up list that have not hiked with me before.

As many of you know, the Coosa Backcountry Loop is a strenuous trail. Be sure you are up to a 20+ mile hike with some extended climbs at a steady pace and only short stops for water. We might start/finish the hike in the dark, so please bring your headlamp!  

Required Items to Bring:
  • enough food to keep your energy level up and a dinner "snack"
  • headlamp
  • hiking boots 
  • rain gea
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • trekking poles
  • insulated jacket

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-85/I-985 via Gainesville to Exit 24 and follow Hwy 129/ Hwy11 to Cleveland. Continue on 11 (which turns into Hwy 19) to Vogel State Park. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):170Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $68.00 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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