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April Fool’s Day: Amicalola Falls to Len Foote Inn
|Event Location:||Amicalola State Park - Park Visitor Center|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Apr 1 2017 8:00 am >> Sat, Apr 1 2017 4:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Mar 25 2017 5:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Mar 31 2017 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||8 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Have you wanted to do an Amicalola State Park hike to the Len Foote Inn but haven't felt up to keeping pace with some of the faster hikes that are posted there? Then consider doing this "lighter" version of the normal loop hike. We're going to cut off about a mile of distance by going both up and back on the Hike Inn Trail - - a trail with less elevation change than the Approach Trail. We'll avoid the mile connector trail by taking this route as well.
We'll go at a very moderate pace, stopping as needed for water and rest. But beware: this hike isn't easy! There are a few major hills, so some rigorous D3 experience is required before you attempt this event. This is definitely NOT a hike for beginners or for folks who haven't done at least a couple of harder D3s recently and better yet, some D4 hikes. Expect us to contact you if we need assurance of your ability.
The carpool willl leave promptly at 8:00 am so that we can get to the Amicalola Falls Visitor Center by 9:30. Please arrive by 7:50 so that we can arrange carpools, get our gear into cars and make introductions. If you're running late, you'll have to drive to the event by yourself, so be sure to take driving instructions with you when you leave home. People driving directly to the event should arrive at the visitor no later than 9:15 am, so that if the carpool folks arrive early, we don't have to wait for you.
There's a $5 State Park fee for each car entering the park (unless you have an annual tag).
We'll all gather at the Visitor's Center so that we can register and use the bathrooms. Then, we'll drive up to the trailhead parking lot together and put on our gear for the hike. After making introductions (some folks will drive directly to the park) and taking a group photo, we'll head up the Len Foote Inn trail (5 miles) to the Inn, where we'll stop for lunch and a restroom break. After lunch, we'll return via the same trail.
Please be sure to bring lunch with you. The Inn provides drinks and often has some desserts or other items left over from lunch to offer. We encourage everyone to bring a few dollars with you to leave in the donation box for the Inn's hospitality. They really appreciate the support and we want them to continue to welcome AOC groups there.
We want to keep the group together, so if you can't resist speeding up and doing you're own fast hike, do not register for this more moderate event.
|How to Get There:|
From the Mansell Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. We will go past GA 53 and turn left on 136. Bear right on GA 183 to right on GA 52 to the park entrance. We will stop at the Visitors Center lot to register, then head up the hill to the upper lot and trailhead.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||104Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 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.|
State Park Fee ($5 per car) unless you have an annual park pass
Bathrooms available at the Visitor Center
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.