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Woody Gap to Dockery lake and back

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blue Ridge Mountains   Hike: Woody Gap to Dockery lake  and back   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 28 2018  10:15 am >> Sun, Jan 28 2018 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 25 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 27 2018 10:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:13 Miles
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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: 2 / 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.


Please join me for adventure hike on Sunday, possibility of rain, climbing over, under and around fallen trees should make this hike exciting.

We will leave the carpool at Windward parl and ride promptly at 9 AM. We should arrive at the trail head at Woody Gap by 10:15 and be underway by 10:25. We will start our hike at woody gap and about a mile on AT we take our first water break at Preaching Rock, this has a great vista for pictures. We then continue our hike north for a distance of  slightly over 2 miles to Miller Gap where we take Dockery Lake Trail. Dockery lake trail  is one of the prettiest approach trails to the AT. ( Pleae note, dockery lake trail may have lots fallen trees blocking the trail, so be prepaired to climb over, go under or around the trees for this section of the hike) After 3.7 miles hike, we will reach Dockery lake' we have our lunch here. We then retrace our path back to the cars. We will go at a moderate pace (2 - 2.5) so that we can enjoy the beauty of the hike.

Please note: This hike is about 13 miles and 2000' of elevation gain so make sure you have some recent D4 and D5 hike experience  before you sign, however, we will hike a moderate pace of 2 to 2.5 miles an houre. 

There is an optional Thai resturant dinner after the hike, so please car pool accordingly.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking boots, 2 liters of water, lunch, weather appropriate clothing

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Trail snacks, digital camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

North on GA 400 from the Winward park and ride. When GA 400 ends at the Chevron station make a left onto US-19/GA60 until you reach Dahlonega. From Dahlonega, take GA 60 north for 13 miles. Woody gap parking lot on right.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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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