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Blood Mountain Day hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blood Mountain & Lake Winfield Scott
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 14 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 12 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Michael Boni
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate (7 miles on Moderate terrain)

We will be hiking from Lake Winfield Scott to Slaughter Gap to Blood Mountain, using the Application Trail, Jarrard Gap trail, and the Slaughter Creek trail. The total distance is about 7 miles over moderate terrain. I plan to stop for lunch on the peak of Blood Mtn.

Required Items to Bring:
Winter clothing, lots of layers
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Emergency rain/cold gear, hat & gloves
Hiking Boots
Lunch & snacks
Thermos with warm beverage
Camera & Sunglasses

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Chattahoochee National Forest 10:45, Lake Winfield Scott Campground Take GA 400 North from Atlanta until the 4 lanes end (about 40 miles).

Turn Left onto US 19 for another 5 miles to Dahlonega. Stay on US 19 for 8 miles past Dahlonega, then turn Left onto Highway 60.
Take Hwy 60 for 10 miles to the small town of Suches. Turn Right onto Highway 180.
Follow 180 for 7 miles, then turn Right into Lake Winfield Scott.
Park at the near side of the Lake.
(about 1.5 hours total from Park & Ride)


Are Dogs Permitted? no

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes
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Cost Includes:$2 parking fee paid to the park

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