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2 States + 2 Hikes = 2 X The Fun in Georgia and Tennessee!

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cloudland Canyon (Trail) and Downtown Chattanooga (Urban)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 12 2017  10:00 am >> Sun, Nov 12 2017 8:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 30 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 10 2017 4:00 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Libby G
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:$25.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



2 States + 2 Hikes = 2 X The Fun in Georgia and Tennessee!


Lunch or Dinner


This is an exploratory hike with first portion being in Cloudland Canyon and the second portion being in Downtown Chattanooga - mixing a trail hike with an urban hike.  Depending on the time and group appetite, we will plan on eating lunch or dinner in Chattanooga.  This will be twice as much fun!

Note:  The expectation is that you will carpool and participate on both hikes - trail and urban, and join us for an optional lunch or dinner


*** 1st Event - Cloudland Loop Trail Hike ***

We will be hiking the West Rim Loop Trail in Cloudland Canyon.  A 5-mile roundtrip from main trailhead.  This was formerly rated as one of the top ten hikes in the U.S. by Backpacker Magazine.  The West Rim Loop Trail is a lollipop style hike providing several overlooks that showcase the park's rugged geology, deep canyons, dense woodland, and views beyond.  From the main trailhead, we will drop down to Daniel Creek and cross over it.  The trail then proceeds uphill to a rocky promontory.  Just after one mile, the loop component of the hike begins.  At about mile four, we will complete the loop and then head back to the main trailhead, retracing our steps of the first mile.  The trail is marked by yellow blazes and is rocky and rooty in several locations.  You will not get lost!


*** 2nd Event - Chattanooga Urban Hike ***

We will depart Cloudland Canyon and head into scenic Chattanooga for a meal and a long break for rest and nourishment.  Then off to our urban hike in the city.  Who knows exatly where we will hike or what we will see, but we expect to walk another 2 miles, and maybe a quick stop over at the Moon Pie Bakery -


Required Items to Bring:

Water.  Snacks.  Flashlight or head lamp for the urban hike (in case of early darkness).

$25 in cash for the carpool drivers for gas.  And you will need money or credit card for your meal...and any other expenses you personally will have.

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How to Get There:
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This event has a carpool.

We will meet at 10 am sharp at Cinco Mexican Cantina parking lot located at 2851 Akers Mill Road SE, Atlanta, GA.  This will be an all day event.  We anticipate cars hauling 4 people per car and expense will be $25 per person for gas (and drivers will pay this also).  

If you elect to drive yourself and meet there (without carpool)...please be at the Main Trailhead at Cloudland Canyon - For West Rim Loop Trail - no later than 11:30 am.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):250Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $100.00 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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Member Cost:$25.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Gas for carpool drivers, assuming 4 people per vehicle.

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