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Holiday Hike at Amicalola with those Awesome 425 steps

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Holiday Hike at Amicalola with those Awesome 425 steps  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 23 2017  7:30 am >> Sat, Dec 23 2017 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Dec 19 2017 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 22 2017 7:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:13 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us for a classic AOC hike at Amicalola Falls, starting from the Visitor Center to include those lovely steps. We will keep a moderate pace for this hike so we don't get too apart and we can gat home for other evening activities. Again starting from the visitor center...

After the mile hike up the 425 falls steps, we will head up the Springer/AT Approach trail up up up the hill and then turn right onto the Len Foote Trail to the Hike Inn. This will be the place to have your snack or lunch before we finish the hike. They have hot water so feel free to bring your cider, tea or cocoa. For a small tip, there are usually leftover treats to be tasted, and oooh I have tasted some yummy things there. After a brief respite and maybe a Bio-break, we will finish the 5mile hike down the Hike Inn Trail to the top of the falls for those 425 steps back down to the parking lot.

Carpool - 7:30am

Hike start - 8:45am

Hike end - 2:45pm ish

Back at carpool - 4:00pm ish



Required Items to Bring:

Tested hiking shoes or boots

Water, 2L with refills available at the Inn

Snacks or lunch

Clothing layers appropriate for weather

Cash for driver and parking, fee is $5 for the state park unless you or driver has a pass.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Holiday cheer

Cold weather beverages or mixes

Hiking poles


Tip money if there are leftover snacks at the Inn


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Mansell Park and Ride head north on GA 400 past the Outlet Mall to GA 136.

Left on GA 136 to GA 52.

Turn left on 52 and follow to the park entrance on the right.

We will meet at the Visitor Center.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 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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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.