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AT Hike: Hogpen Gap to Neels Gap (and back)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Hogpen Gap parking   Hike: AT Hike: Hogpen Gap to Neels Gap (and back)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 21 2017  6:45 am >> Sat, Oct 21 2017 4:45 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Oct 15 2017 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 20 2017 7:00 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:13.5 Miles
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


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This is not a beginner/easy hike. Recent hiking experience on D5 hikes or equivalent is required. If you have done those hikes recently but they are not on your AOC profile, you must include a description of the hikes in the notes section when you sign up for this event.

This is an in-and-out hike with a total distance of about 13.5 miles and an estimated 3,700 feet of total elevation gain. The intent is to hike at a moderate pace with minimum stops at a couple of mountain views and to regroup if we have to.

We will start hiking around 8:15 - 8:30 am. We will start at Hogpen Gap and proceed west on the Appalachian Trail until we get to Neels Gap. After taking a break at Neels Gap, we will head back east on the same trail back to Hogpen Gap.

This is one of my favorite hikes. It has good views, challenging uphills, and a nice break location at Neels Gap. It is definitly worth doing, but only if you are physically ready for it.

Required Items to Bring:

Snacks and/or lunch
Whatever you need if you are alergic to bee/wasp stings, etc.
Extra clothes/shoes to change for the ride home
Cash for your driver if you are carpooling

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet at the Hogpen Gap parking.This parking lot is located on GA-348/Richard Russell Scenic Hwy.

Coordinates: 34.7259, -83.8398

Link to directions starting from Mansell Park & Ride:

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):142Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:45 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.80 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.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

To get credit for the hike, you must complete the entire hike.