Wagon Train Trail to Brasstown Bald
|Event Location:||Young Harris, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 7 2017 6:45 am >> Sat, Oct 7 2017 4:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:45 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Sep 28 2017 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Oct 6 2017 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||9 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
The Wagon Train Trail follows an old roadbed that allows hiking to Brasstown Bald with mostly moderate grades. The original road was constructed in the 1930s with convict labor and allowed access to explore Brasstown Bald. The tower was built with help of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Along the trail the forest changes as it gains altitude, the habitat is home to a variety of wildflowers, and there are good views of the ridgeline and valley. Brasstown Bald offers a spectacular 360-degree view.
Pace: pace will be moderate; fast hikers may have the option of adding a side trip to Jack's Gap (about 4.6 miles roundtrip).
|How to Get There:|
Directions will be provided at carpool.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||184Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||6:45 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $73.60 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.|
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