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Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain Shelter
|Event Location:||Appalachian Trail Unicoi Gap|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 11 2018 7:00 am >> Sat, Aug 11 2018 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Jul 18 2018 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Aug 10 2018 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||10 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Chuck R|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
This is one of my favorite hikes - come join me on a fun day in the north Georgia mountains. We will start at Unicoi gap (2,963) head east on the Appalachian trail to climb Rocky Mountain (4,016) and go over 1100 ft gain elevation and down to Indian grave gap. We will proceed to Tray Mountain (4,420) adding 1400 ft gain. We will have lunch at the shelter. Next we will go back off trail to the overlook to see the magnificent view. On a clear day you can see Mount Yonah! After the views we will head back the way we came and will begin by descending from Tray Mountain back to Indian grave Gap. (3,100) We will ascend our final climb of over 1000 ft of gain up the back side of Rocky Mountain. Don't under estimate this climb - after several miles of hiking and 2500 ft of previous elevation gain, this climb is a workout! Once at the top of Rocky Mountain we will complete our journey back down to our cars which is aproximately total 3500 ft elevation gain.IF YOU HAVE NOT RECENTLY COMPLETED A D5 HIKE WITH THE AOC THE TRIP LEADER WILL LIKELY CONTACT YOU TO DETERMINE YOUR ABILITY FOR THE HIKE . For the safety of the group, the trip leader reserves the right to remove anyone that cannot complete the hike . Please no audible music or tree climbing!
|How to Get There:|
North on GA 400 from the park and ride. When GA 400 ends at
Chevron station. continue on GA 115. Go 4.8 miles where GA 115 meets
GA 52. Turn right. Continue on GA 115 until Cleveland GA. At traffic circle
in Cleveland go north on US 129.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||140Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.00 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.|
Will hike in rain!
Drivers are always needed!
Allow nature be the sounds 🙏|
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