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Rescheduled - BMT: Wilscot Gap/HWY60 to Old Dial Road

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blue Ridge, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 1 2018  7:00 am >> Sun, Apr 1 2018 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 26 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 31 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mark P
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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: 11 / 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.


This hike is on the Benton MacKaye Trail (Sections 5a-5c) starting at Wilscot Gap/GA Hwy 60 to Old Dial Road, and returning the same way for a total of about 12 miles. We will hike over Tipton mountain and Bald Top where there are winter views of Lake Blue Ridge, as well as up to Brawley Mountain with fire tower and more winter views.

Pace will be moderate. If there is interest and time allows, there is an option to go an additional ~2.6 miles round trip to the Toccoa River and the Shallowford Bridge Road.

Dogs are welcome but must be on leash at all times and not interfere with other hikers or dogs.

Required Items to Bring:


lunch and snacks

rain gear

Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take 400 north

Turn left on Rte 60/19 towards Dahlonega and continue until 60 and 19 split at Stonepile gap

Bear left staying on Rte 60

Wilscot Gap has a large parking lot on the right on Rte 60 (about 3.5 miles after junction with Skeenah Gap Road)

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):144Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $57.60 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.