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Amicalola State Park to Springer Mountain


The Basics:
Event Type:Backpacking
Event Location: Outside the Amicalola State Park office
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 25 2009, Sun, Apr 26 2009  9:45 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 25 2009 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Apr 23 2009 9:55 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
NOTE: This is a demanding hike. Do not attempt it unless you are in good physical condition.

From Amicalola State Park we will follow the Access Trail to the summit of Springer Mountain (elev 3782 ft.), which is the southern terminus of the Appalachian trail. We will spend the night at a nearby shelter and return to our cars the next day. On the way back we will visit Len Foote Hike Inn. The total walking distance is about 17 miles.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water, picnic lunch, walking poles, good hiking shoes, flashlight (preferably a headlamp), sleeping bag, mattress, suitable clothing, cooking utensils, food for dinner and breakfast, snacks for the trail. I will bring a first aid kit and filtering equipment to treat water. (Two) walking poles are highly recommended for this event.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Amicalola State Park is 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on GA 52. Take 400 North to GA 53 (on your left) Take GA 53 west to GA 183 north to GA 52 east. Park is on your left.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 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.

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

Cost Includes:Please share gas expense with your carpool driver. Parking is $3.00 a day per car.

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