Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain - Sat, Sep 21 2019

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Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Appalachian Trail Unicoi Gap   Hike: Unicoi Gap to Tray Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 21 2019  7:00 am >> Sat, Sep 21 2019 4:15 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 29 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 18 2019 7:00 am
Event Duration:9 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:11 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:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will be in the high country of the north Georgia mountains. The hike will start at Unicoi gap (2,963) head east on the Appalachian trail to climb Rocky Mountain (4,016) and go over 1100 ft gain elevation and down to Indian grave gap. We will proceed to Tray Mountain (4,420) adding 1400 ft gain. Lunch will be off trail to the overlook to see the magnificent view. After the views we will head back the way we came and will begin by descending from Tray Mountain back to Indian grave Gap. (3,100) We will ascend our final climb of over 1000 ft of gain up the back side of Rocky Mountain. Don't under estimate this climb - after several miles of hiking and 2500 ft of previous elevation gain, this climb is a workout! Once at the top of Rocky Mountain we will complete our journey back down to our cars which is aproximately total 3500 ft elevation gain.IF YOU HAVE NOT RECENTLY COMPLETED A D5 HIKE WITH THE AOC THE TRIP LEADER WILL LIKELY CONTACT YOU TO DETERMINE YOUR ABILITY FOR THE HIKE . For the safety of the group, the trip leader reserves the right to remove anyone that cannot complete the hike . 

Required Items to Bring:

2-3 Litres water Trail Snacks 1Lunch Emergency Rain Gear Cash for Carpool Broken-in Hiking Boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
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:

North on GA 400 from the park and ride. When GA 400 ends at Chevron station. continue on GA 115. Go 4.8 miles where GA 115 meets GA 52. Turn right. Continue on GA 115 until Cleveland GA. At traffic circle in Cleveland go north on US 129. 

Continue past GA 75 to Alt GA 75. Take a right on Alt GA 75. Continue until Alt 75 ends at GA 75. Take left away from Helen. Continue on GA 75 until signs you see signs for AT parking lot on right side of highway.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.00 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.


Will hike in rain! Drivers are always needed! Allow nature be the sounds 

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