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Saturday Hike: Anna Ruby Falls to Helen
|Event Location:||Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Mar 30 2019 11:00 am >> Sat, Mar 30 2019 4:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Mar 25 2019 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Mar 30 2019 6:00 am|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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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:||15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Spectacular Anna Ruby Falls lies in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The quiet coolness of the area is broken only by the thundering rush of water flowing over the rugged cliff face. Anna Ruby Falls marks the junction of Curtis and York Creeks. Both creeks begin on Tray Mountain and are fed by underground springs, rain, and snow. Curtis Creek drops 153 feet and York Creek 50 feet to form the twin waterfalls known as Anna Ruby Falls. From the falls, Smith Creek tumbles downhill to Unicoi Lake and then to the Chattahoochee River. It's journey continues south, eventually joining the Applachicola River in Florida and ending its 550-mile journey in the Gulf of Mexico.
Trail Maps: http://www.gastateparks.org/content/Georgia/parks/trail_maps/Unicoi-2010.pdf
|How to Get There:|
Carpool only please, unless you already know how to get there.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||160Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||9:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.00 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.|
If you plan to meet at the trailhead try to bring at least one more event participant with you: we will have to run a shuttle from Helen and we need to make sure that we will have enough cars to transport all the drivers that left their cars back at the trailhead.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
There is a fee of $2.00 per person for Anna Ruby Falls.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.