Pine Mountain Trail - Hike and Camping - Sat, Nov 18 2017

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Pine Mountain Trail - Hike and Camping

The Basics:
Event Type:Camping
Event Location: FDR State Park   Camping: Pine Mountain Trail - Hike and Camping  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 18 2017  7:00 am >> Sun, Nov 19 2017 9:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 6 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 30 2017 9:10 am
Event Duration:1 Days 14 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:35 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Myra Kincaid
Bryan E.
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


This will be a two-day hiking event, to complete the Pine Mountain trail and associated loops.  We will pioneer camp at FDR state park on Saturday night.

"Quiet woods, sparkling streams, misty waterfalls, rock outcroppings, varied forest, scenic overlooks, deer and turkey await your discovery. Just follow the blazes (6" by 2 ½" rectangles painted on trees).  Mileage markers assist the hiker. Wooden location and mileage signs have been placed at each road crossing, trail head, junction, campsite, and at all named parking lots and trailheads. The Pine Mountain Trail offers clear crisp views of distant ridges in winter, with occasional snowfall. In the summer there are lush green ferns and lowland flowers. Wild flowers are abundant and in spring you will find flowering dogwood, native azalea, mountain laurel and rhododendron. Fall brings bright and beautiful leaves of hickory, oak, dogwood and maple, which change from day to day."

( trail.html)


Saturday (17miles)

   We will park our cards at Mollyhugger hill Parking lot and head east along the trail, to the easternmost end. We will then turn then turn hike back to our cars via the White Candle trail and Boot-top trail. This sectin will include the "Wolfden Loop as detailed in the trail description ( -descriptions.html)  We will head to nearby FDR state park to Pioneer camp for the night.


Sunday (18 miles)

We will wake and pack early in order to get a quick start on the rest of the trail. We can connect to the Pine mountain trail  just south of the campground. We will head north until we reach Molly Hugger parking area, then return via Sawtooth trail and Pool trail. This day's section will include the Big Poplar Loop and Long Leaf Loop ( -descriptions.html) . We will then head back south on Pine mountain, returning by Chestnut Oak trail. This last section will include the Overlook Loop.

This is an advanced hike. If you do not have a history of D5 or D6 hikes with the club, trip leadership will be contacting you to confirm your suitability for the trip. 

Required Items to Bring:



•Hiking Shoes


•Sleeping bag & mat


Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Carpool Windward Park n Ride Alpharetta Ga, Exit 11 off 400N continue on Windward Pkwy, Drive to Dryden Rd, Use right lane to turn right onto Windward Parkway, turn right at the !st cross street onto Northpoint Pkwy, Turn Right onto Dryden Rd., Windward Pkwy Park n Ride will be on the right.  

FDR State Park

2970 GA Hwy 190, Pine Mountain Ga 31822

http://gastateparks.o rg/FDRoosevelt

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $44.00 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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