Saturday Morning Hike: Lake Allatoona Loop (shorter route)
|Event Location:||Laurel Ridge/Cooper Branch Trailhead off Hwy 20 Spur|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Sep 9 2017 9:00 am >> Sat, Sep 9 2017 12:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:15 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Sep 3 2017 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Sep 9 2017 4:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|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:||Yes|
We will walk the connector trail to the East Loop of Cartersville's Pine Mountain Trail, which will lead us to the summit of Pine Mountain. After a brief stop to admire the view we will descend to the Cooper Furnace area on a very little known and seldom used back trail and return to our cars via the Cooper Furnace and the Cooper Branch trails for a total walking distance of about 5 miles and an ascent of about 1000 ft. Although the length of the hike is short and there is a moderate amount of climbing, the descent is steep and at some times slippery.
|How to Get There:|
From Atlanta go to I-75 Exit 290, take a right onto GA 20 East then an immediate right onto Spur 20. Continue about 3.5 miles. We will meet at the SECOND trailhead on the right. If you reach the end of the road you went about a mile too far.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||50Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:15 am|
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|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.|
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