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Carpe Diem Amicalola to Springer Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of Amicalola Falls Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 3 2018  7:00 am >> Sat, Mar 3 2018 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 28 2018 8:06 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 2 2018 10:06 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Let's do a loop up to Springer Mountain and back. We will start the hike from the top of the Amicalola Falls and hike the AT Approach to Springer Mountain. We'll enjoy our BYO snack or lunch at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. There, atop Springer Mountain, we will have a moment of contemplation and carpe diem. Seizing the day, each hiker is invited to share a poem, song lyrics, or quotes, especially about spring and flowers blooming and birds singing, etc. (this is optional). Then we will head back down off Springer Mountain. On our way back, we will stop at the Len Foote Hike Inn for a few quick minutes to enjoy a welcome cup of coffee and nice clean restroom. We usually luck into some homemade desserts, too. (Bring some tip money for the friendly, hard-working staff at the Hike Inn).  After our break we will continue back on the Len Foote Trail to the parking lot.

Note, this is NOT a beginner hike. If you don't have any recent D5 hiking experience with the AOC, please explain. Those with insufficient experience or explanation may be moved to the wait list.


Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes or boots
Water bottle/hydration pack (at least 2 litres!) and snack/light lunch 
Hiking gear appropriate for the trail and weather conditions

Recommended Items to Bring:
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A poem, song lyrics, or quotes about springtime, March, sunshine, nature, really anything goes. 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. Left to the Top of the Falls parking area. We will meet at the trailhead near the restrooms.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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.


We will hike rain or shine, with the exception of dangerous conditions

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

$5.00 State Park Fee unless you have an annual park pass

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