Wagon Train Trail to Brasstown Bald - Sat, Oct 7 2017

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Wagon Train Trail to Brasstown Bald

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
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
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
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).

Dogs are welcome and must be on leash at all times and not interfere with other hikers or dogs.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking boots, water, lunch, snacks, rain gear, cash for carpool

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Camera (if you like to take pictures), hiking poles, sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions will be provided at carpool.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):184Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:45 am
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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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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.