Fort Mountain State Park - Grand Tour - Sun, May 5 2019

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Fort Mountain State Park - Grand Tour

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Chatsworth GA.   Hike: Fort Mountain State Park - Grand Tour  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 5 2019  7:00 am >> Sun, May 5 2019 5:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 18 2019 7:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 4 2019 7:35 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Jacobs
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


Fort Mountain State Park - Grand Tour

Join me as I take a long hike through one of our best state parks, Fort Mountain State Park.

We will be seeing waterfalls, vistas, talc mines and babbling brooks as we traverse a large loop around the park followed by an inner loop for good measure.

We will need to keep the group together as this hike has many turns and intersections. We will be utilizing trails 301, 303, 403, 407, the Campers Loop as well as the Gahuti Trail in this 17 mile adventure.

The trails in the park are generaly in very good condition, but this hike is VERY strenuous at 17 miles and over 4000 ft of ascent.

Recent D5/D6 experience is required to participate in this event. Long stretches of the hike will be at 3mph.

We will meet at the visitors center for a bio-break before moving to the parking lot nearest the park entrance to begin our hike.

Since this is a state park, a $5 parking fee or annual pass is required for each vehicle.

Required Items to Bring:


lunch/trail food



Recommended Items to Bring:
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Rain Gear

Dark Chocolate M&M's for your trip leader

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions can be found at this link:

Or enter "Fort Mountain State Park" into your favorite GPS device.

We will meet at the Visitors Center near the entrance to the park.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 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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