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Emery Creek Trail and Tearbritches to Bald Mountain


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chatsworth, Georgia
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Oct 8 2018  9:00 am >> Mon, Oct 8 2018 5:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 25 2018 8:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 7 2018 5:00 pm
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:14.5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Ann Howard
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Elevation gain is approximately 3362 feet.

Distance is 14.5 miles.

You must have D5 experience.  This is a challenging D5.  If you have not had recent D5 trail history, we will contact you for hiking information and reserve the right to not put you on the event in the interest of group safety.  We will hike as a team on this one.  

We will hike up (and up, and up) Emery Creek Trail and Tearbritches to Bald Mountain.  We will listen and see the gurgling stream along the way.  This hike is very pretty.  We will be checking out some awesome waterfalls.

Lots of water crossings - LOTS (too many to count, but somewhere around 16 each way).  I am hoping that there isn't too much water in the creek, AND, if there is rain the day or so before this hike, I will cancel it.  Otherwise, I am in my water shoes (as you should be) and will use my poles (yes, you must have poles) to aid in the water crossings.  Because there are so many water crossings, consider bringing old sneakers or water shoes to aid in this hike.  You may want dry shoes too, if you don't like wet, squishy footwear on the hike; but keep in mind there is alot of take off/put back on moments.  Consider quick dry shorts for this hike as I am not sure how deep the water may be.  

We'll do dinner afterwards if there is group interest.  There are no open restrooms at the trailhead.


Required Items to Bring:

Water, lunch, layered clothing, poles, waterproof boots or water shoes, extra pair of socks, something to dry off your feet.  Poles.  Money for the carpool.  

Adventurous attitude.

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

Change of socks, comfy shoes for after the hike.  Camera.  First aid kit.  You may want a pair of shoes after the last water crossing if you don't like hiking in wet footwear.  Money for dinner if attending.  Change of clothing.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Ask your trip leaders, because we would rather you carpool, due to limited parking at the trailhead.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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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.

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


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