Bear Hair Gap Trail to Blood Mountain
|Event Location:||Vogel State Park|
|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)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Mark P|
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|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|
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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.
|How to Get There:|
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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