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Hot Springs and Hiking

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Hot Srings Resort and Spa, Hot Springs, North Carolina
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 11 2009  8:00 pm >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 3:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Jul 16 2009 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 20 2009 8:00 pm
Event Duration:2 nights
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Lisa Maldonado
John Salazar
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Member Cost:$40.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 26 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

We will arrive on Friday and set up tents at group sites 463, 465, and 467. Each site will accommodate up to six tents. Please bring your smaller tents to make room for the group. The camping sites are located directly on the French Broad River. We have the Hot Springs hot tubs reserved for Friday night at 9:00 PM for an hour.  On Saturday we will hike The Max Patch trails for approximately 6 miles.
We will return to the campground for a swim in the river. The hot tubs are reserved for our group on Saturday evening from 8:30- 9:30 PM
On Sunday morning we will hike the Lovers Leap trail for about 1. 5 miles.
Everyone will be responsible for his or her own food.  There are a few small restaurants in the town of Hot Springs if you do not wish to bring food. Hot Springs website:

Required Items to Bring:
Sleeping bag, pad or air mattress
Camp chair
Change of clothes
Toiletry items
Bug spray
Hiking Boots
Swim Suit
Camelback or Water Bottle
**1 or 2 bags of firewood
Dinner for Friday and Saturday
Breakfast for Saturday and Sunday
Lunch for Saturday
Trail Snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Snacks for around the campfire
Treking Poles
Adult Beverages

How to Get There:
Event Directions:TBA
315 Bridge Street, Hot Springs, NC, 28743
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):420Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 3:00 pm
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $168.00 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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$40.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$45.00/Person
Cost Includes:Camping fees for two nights and Hot Tub use for Friday and Saturday Evening.

Payment should be made via PayPal, PC Banking or check. It is your responsibility to get payment in to meet due dates. Allow two days processing for PayPal and PC Banking and one week to mail a check.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Thu, Aug 20 2009.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.
*Note: If you cancel on or before Aug 25th, full payment is refundable less a $5 adminitrative fee. No refund after Aug 25th, unless someone replaces you and pays in full, then you will receive a full refund less a $5 administrative fee.