Coosa Backcountry Loop: Coosa Bald & Slaughter Mtn - Wed, Nov 22 2017

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Coosa Backcountry Loop: Coosa Bald & Slaughter Mtn

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vogel State Park   Hike: Coosa Backcountry Loop: Coosa Bald & Slaughter Mtn  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Nov 22 2017  6:30 am >> Wed, Nov 22 2017 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Nov 12 2017 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 18 2017 12:42 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Looking for a "little" exercise?  Join me for the Coosa Backcountry loop!

We'll start at Vogel State Park, hiking along the Coosa Backcountry Loop. Along the way we'll summit Coosa Bald (4280') and then the seldom climbed Slaughter Mountain (4338') before returning to Vogel State Park. This is a fitness hike and we will not stop for extended lunch breaks but rely on a quick snack here or there for energy resupply.

This is NOT a beginners hike, so please do not sign up unless you are in excellent physical condition. I reserve the right to remove folks from the sign up list that have not hiked with me before.

Required Items to Bring:
  • emergency rain gear
  • enough food to keep your energy level up and a dinner "snack"
  • headlamp
  • hiking boots or trail shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • trekking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-85/I-985 via Gainesville to Exit 24 and follow Hwy 129/ Hwy11 to Cleveland. Continue on 11 (which turns into Hwy 19) to Vogel State Park.  

!!! Please be aware that the carpool meets at 6:30 AM and will be driving off the parking lot at 6:31 AM !!! If you are not there on time, you will not be on this hike. We are starting early to have completed the hike before it gets dark, dark, dark. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):170Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $68.00 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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Cost Includes:

Parking fee ($5) - pay at park

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