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Bear Hair Gap Trail to Blood Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vogel State Park   Hike: Bear Hair Gap Trail to Blood Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 25 2018  8:30 am >> Sun, Nov 25 2018 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 12 2018 7:08 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 30 2018 6:08 am
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:9 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mark P
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Join me as we hike to the summit of Blood Mountain.  We will start at the Vogel State Park office and hike to the summit using several trails.  Startin off on the Bear Hair Gap Trail, we will follow it until the intersection with the Coosa Backcountry Trail.  We will follow the Coosa for about a mile until we reach the Duncan Ridge Trail and take it for about another mile until it intersects with the Appalachian Trail.  We will take a left there and go about 1/2 mile to the summit.  After enjoying the views from the summit and an early lunch, we will retrace our steps except for staying on the Coosa trail all the way to the office.

Up to 3 well behaved dogs will be allowed on the hike.  Dogs will heve to be leashed in the state park and possibly for the whole trip unless very well behaved.

Disclaimer":  I have not hiked the Bear Hair Trail before, but I have hiked all the other trails numerous times and I'm very familiar with the are.  I don't anticipate any problems.

This will be a fairweather hike.  In the case of foul weather, I will postpone or cancel the hike.  

Required Items to Bring:

Water: 1-2 liters


rain gear in case

change of cloths/shoes for ride home

carpool money

hat/gloves/warm layers

Recommended Items to Bring:
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trekking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

GA 400 north and then US 19 north to Vogel State Park

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $52.00 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.

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