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Key Swap: BMT Section 8 - Changed to Waterfalls, Talc Mine hike

The Basics:
Event Type: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
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ann Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
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.

Required Items to Bring:

beverage/water, lunch, hiking boots, usual gear, carpool cash, hiking poles, change of foot gear and plastic bags

Recommended Items to Bring:
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cold weather gear

change of clothing

How to Get There:
Event Directions:



181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705

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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