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Buford Dam Hike & Swim - Saturday
|Event Location:||Buford Dam, Buford, GA, at the Lower Overlook parking lot.|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 19 2017 10:00 am >> Sat, Aug 19 2017 2:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Aug 16 2017 6:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Aug 18 2017 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
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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:||7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
We will meet at 9:45 am for check-in and introductions at the Lower Overlook Parking Lot (see Event Directions below).
We will start our hike promptly at 10:00 am and hike along the Laurel Ridge Trail in a counterclockwise direction and take a side trip to the bottom of the dam and a pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee River. We will stop at a public beach to have lunch, swim and/or hang out for a while. There is a restroom next to the beach so you can change into/out of your swimsuit there. Our total hiking distance will be a little over 4 miles. The trail offers nice views of the dam, the river, and Lake Lanier, so you may want to bring your camera.
|How to Get There:|
From Atlanta go north on I-85 and take the I-985 exit. Continue a little under 4 miles on I- 985 until Exit 4. At the top of the ramp take a left onto SR 20. Proceed about 5.5 miles on SR 20 and take a right onto Suwanee Dam Road, which dead ends after 2.2 miles. Take a left onto Buford Dam Road and proceed 1 mile. The Lower Overlook Parking Lot will be on your right. If you reach Buford Dam, you've gone too far.
For those coming from locations around or west of GA-400, here is the address of our starting location you can enter in your GPS for alternate and/or faster routes.
Buford Dam Rd
Buford, GA 30518
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||50Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||9:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $20.00 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.|
I encourage folks to carpool, if at all possible, due to limited parking spaces available at the lower overlook parking area.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
I may skip the swin portion of the event and/or cancel the entire event if there will be unpleasant weather conditions in the forecast.