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Jack’s Gap Trail to Poplar Stomp Gap on the AT

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blairsville, GA   Hike: Jack’s Gap Trail to Poplar Stomp Gap on the AT  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 3 2018  7:00 am >> Sat, Feb 3 2018 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 25 2018 8:06 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 3 2018 6:00 am
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
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:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

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.


We start at Jack's Gap on Hwy 180 and take the Jack's Gap trail. The hike will have a steady climb passing Henry Knob and Eagle Knob. At mile 2.5 our hike will intersect with the Appalachian trail at The Chattahoochee gap. There we will take a short side trail to the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River where it begins. After the adventure we head south on the Appalachian trail for around 4 miles to Poplar Stomp Gap where we will have lunch. Later we will retrace our hike and return to our cars. Mountain travel is approximately 2600ft. If you have not recently completed a few high d4s and low d5s with the A.O.C., the Trip Leader will likely contact you! I would like to thank Dorothea for Creating this hike in the past time.

Required Items to Bring:

hiking boots

plastic bag for your boots, it you plan to ride in someone else's car

2-3 litres of water


Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions: Take GA 400/US 19 north to Dahlonega. We will make a pit stop in Dahlonega at the McDonald's there. It will be on your left on US 19. Then take US 19 north to where it joins US 129 at Turners Corner. Continue north on US 19/129 past Vogel State Park ,you will see state road 180 on right turn right and stay on 180 until you come to Jacks Gap parking lot. You also will see a spur road 180 to Brasstown Bald at the parking lot,but stay at Jacks Gap parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):158Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $63.20 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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