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Tray Mtn from Andrews Cove

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Near Cleveland, GA   Hike: Tray Mtn from Andrews Cove  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 7 2017  8:00 am >> Sat, Oct 7 2017 8:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Oct 6 2017 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 6 2017 7:00 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is an in-and-out hike of about 10 miles and 2600 ft of elevation gain. From Andrew’s Cove campground, we hike uphill along a stream for 1 hour to Indian Grave Gap and from there continue uphill on the AT for another 1.5 hours to the secret overlook beyond the summit of Tray Mountain. As the campground is closed for the season, we will park on the side of the road opposite to the campground entrance just before the hairpin turn.

I am looking for a volunteer to co-ordinate the carpool from the park-and-ride. I and anyone "meeting at event" will meet the group at the Cleveland Ingles at about 9:00. I would like to have supper at the Mexican restaurant in Cleveland (now licensed) after the hike. If you do not wish to stay, please carpool with like-minded hikers or drive on your own to Ingles and join the carpool there.

Required Items to Bring:

lunch, rain gear (just in case), 2-3 liters of water 

Change of shoes for the car (and a plastic bag for your dirty boots, if you are riding in someone else's car)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles
Dry shirt/clothes for after hiking

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

To Cleveland (60 miles): drive 85N, then 985N, then just before Gainesville take 129/11N. Stay on that road to Cleveland and drive right through the town to the intersection with 75 (going to Helen). The Ingles is at the NE corner of the intersection. Driving time is one hour.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $60.00 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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