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Key Swap: BMT Section 8 - Changed to Waterfalls, Talc Mine hike
|Event Location:||Fort Mountain State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Dec 29 2018 9:30 am >> Sat, Dec 29 2018 3:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:45 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Dec 20 2018 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Dec 28 2018 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||6 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Ann Howard|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Let's hike the bike and horse trails at Fort Mountain State Park.
We'll start at the Visitor Center for a bio break. And to meet up with any independent arrivals.
We will park near the entrance of the park and hiking clockwise we will take the Gahuti Trail until the #301 bike trail crosses to our left and continue down a steep power easement, passing an old talc mine on the left. At checkpoint #1 we will go right on Horse Trail #407, passing 2 waterfalls and 3 old talc mines. Then we will continue all the way along (Trail #407), with a short walk along Horse Trail #403 to Trail #301, taking a right on #301, passing another mine. We will continue on #301 passing another waterfall, when we reach the stem of #301, we will continue (make a left) a short distance to the park road and make a left along the road to finish the hike back where we began.
Elevation gain: 3000 feet approximately. Distance: 12 miles approximately.
WARNING: This trail has the potential for briers, muddy water crossings. I would advise you to wear waterproof boots.
$5.00 for parking fee at the state park or bring your state park pass.
|How to Get There:|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||152Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:45 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $60.80 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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