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Gahuti Trail at Fort Mountain State Park


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Fort Mountain State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 8 2018  9:45 am >> Sun, Jul 8 2018 2:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jun 29 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 7 2018 8:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Ann Howard
Michael Johnson
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Leaving the park and ride at 8AM and not stopping until the park - where we will go to the visitor center for a bio break before starting the hike.  Finishing the hike at approximately 2:30 PM and back in town by 4PMish.

FOR THOSE INTERESTED:  We will hang out at the beach after the hike (bring a suit and towel, if you like) and chill.  https://gastateparks.smugmug.com/Fort-Mountain-State-Park/i-2TncCC9/A We can determined those that are staying at the carpool.

Moderate to Strenuous 8.8 miles.  We will be going a bit longer because we will add a side trail to the overlook and we will go to the stone wall too!

Fort Mountain is named for a mysterious 855 foot long wall constructed along the western slope of the highest point of the mountain. The structure has been attributed to various historical figures, but today most authorities believe the wall was constructed by Woodlands-era Indians between 500 BC and 500AD as fortification against other more hostile Indians or ancient ceremonies.

The Gahuti Trail travels around the edge of the park, passing just below the summits of Cohutta and Fort mountains. Ever changing, the trail is both beautiful and challenging in all seasons.  

We will take a side trail from the Gahuti to the overlook for our lunch break.

Parking fee is $5.00 unless you have a current GA State Park Pass.

181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705


Required Items to Bring:

water or energy drinks
trail snacks
lunch
good hiking shoes/boots

money for carpool

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

trekking poles
sunscreen
plastic bag for wet things

change of footwear

change of clothing (if it is desired)


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705

Directions will be provided at the carpool.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):162Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.80 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.

Notes:

Will This Event Occur Rain or Shine? No.

Parking fee $5.00



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

Cost Includes:

Parking fee is $5.00 unless you have a current GA State Park Pass.


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