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Springer Mountain Loop (Advanced hikers)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: Springer Mountain Loop (Advanced hikers)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 27 2018  8:30 am >> Sat, Oct 27 2018 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 22 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 26 2018 11:59 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bob Bunner
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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: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


ADVANCED HIKERS ONLY- 17 mile roundtrip dayhike.

(Plan for 1 hr 15 min. drive to get there, 8 hours max of hiking/lunch/breaks and 1 hr 15 min. drive back to carpool)

This is a challenging hike to Springer Mountain and the start of the Appalachian Trail.  The trailhead begins at the parking lot located at the top of Amicalola Falls.  We'll hike 8.1 miles on a fairly challenging trail.  We'll take a short lunch at the summit of Springer Mountain. We'll hike back the same way we came, until we reach the fork to the Len Foote Inn.  We will stop at the Inn for a short break before heading back to the parking lot.

Note there is a $5.00 fee to enter Amicalola Falls State Park.

I've rated this a moderate hike.  We'll plan on spending 20 minutes or so eating lunch and then spend another 20 minutes checking out the Hike Inn on our return trip.  That means we have to keep the pace moving the rest of the time.

Required Items to Bring:
  • 2 to 3 L. of water
  • Lunch
  • Good hiking shoes or boots
  • Trail Snacks
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Rain jacket
hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Amicalola Falls State Park
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville , GA 30534

GPS Coordinates:
N 34.554766 | W 084.260016

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 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.



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