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Early Rise, Early Finish: Amicalola Falls Loop - Beat The Heat (6:30 AM Carpool Departure)




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - Top of Water Fall
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 31 2019  7:30 am >> Sat, Aug 31 2019 12:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 12 2019 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 31 2019 6:15 am
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:10 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

 Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 AM

Hike Start Time: 7:30 AM

 

What better way to beat the heat than with an early morning hike on a lush green canopy trail. 

The hike is approximately 10 miles round trip with a moderate to fat burning hiking pace. 

We will start at the top of the falls at the trailhead.  We will turn onto the Len Foote Trail and hike to the Len Foote Hike Inn.  We will stop at the Inn for a brief 10-15 minute break.  We will continue back to the falls via the Len Foote route. We should be back in Atlanta early afternoon.  

Finishing time will be dependent on the hiking pace of the group. 

 

Reminder:  If you're a Garmin user, please join our 'Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) Garmin Users' group to connect with other AOC Garmin users and track your activity.  Join us at: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/group/2255568


Required Items to Bring:

Positive and motivated attitude
Good hiking or trail running shoes
Plenty of water and snacks
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Change of clean clothing - especially if you're carpooling in someone else's car.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 past the outlet Mall to GA 136. Left on 136 till GA 52. Right until the park entrance. After the parking lot entrance, you will make a left turn at the street next to the visitors center and drive to the top of the waterfalls (Follow the signs). We will gather at the top of the Falls parking lot.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $41.60 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.

Notes:

Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:


$5.00 State Park Fee unless you have an annual park pass


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.