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Albert Mountain A.T. Via Grassy Ridge Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Patterson Gap, Chattahoochee National Forest   Hike: Albert Mountain A.T. Via Grassy Ridge Trail   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 24 2019  6:30 am >> Sat, Aug 24 2019 7:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 1 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 22 2019 7:00 am
Event Duration:12 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:5
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This event will have no meet up at the Trailhead. We will meet at Ingles in Clayton Ga, if you are planning on driving yourself to this event! We start this hike on the Grassy Ridge Trailhead at Patterson Gap. ( Patterson Gap Road) Heading North just East of the Southern Nantahala Wilderness border.There will be an unbeaten trail, sometimes a path with plenty of unexpected blowdown! This trail will bypass to the West of Grassy Ridge Mountain (4406) and put us near Nichols Gap.We will be climbing for the most part of this trail until we get around the North Carolina line. At around mile 3 or less, we intersect the A.T. ( Carters Gap) and turn ourselves to a Northeasterly fashion. Once getting comfortable with the People's Trail... we will meet all of our Gaps to the North until we make our assault on Albert! The South face has it's moments but only briefly!! Nobo's call this the 100 mile mark.( from the southern terminus of Springer Mountain) This will be mile 9 for us and also lunch. You can climb the Tower with afforded views to the East. After lunch we retreat back to our steps. My concerns for this hike will be the Grassy Ridge Trail and Albert Mountain. The A.T. will be less concerning. This event will take a hiker who has experience on long hikes. The Mountain travel is doable but mileage is high. Also Grassy Ridge might be a little unforgiving and technical! ( blowdown) You must have absolutely some recent high D- 5 & above levels for this event. I will most definitely use my discretion in judging your abilities to hike this event. The leader does reserve the right to put you back on the waiting list if warranted.

Required Items to Bring:

water3 liters

boots/sturdy shoes


rain gear (in case)

cash for carpool

clean shoes/cloths for the ride home

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need. Hiking poles epipen if you are allergic to bees Change of clothes, socks, shoes for the ride back A towel for the ride back Plastic bag to carry shoes after the hike, and a thank you to your Trip Leader!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park and Ride, go north on I-85

Merge into left lanes and continue on I-985

I-985 will turn into US-23 N/US-441 N/GA-15; remain on this road to Clayton.

We will take a short comfort break in Clayton at Ingles and stay together for the drive to the trailhead.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):200Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $80.00 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 sign with no experience, then I have to take time out to talk you out of it!!
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