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Courthouse Gap to Rabun Bald on the Bartram Trail




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Clayton, GA   Hike: Courthouse Gap to Rabun Bald on the Bartram Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 31 2019  6:45 am >> Sat, Aug 31 2019 7:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Aug 21 2019 7:37 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 30 2019 7:37 pm
Event Duration:12 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:20 Miles
Pace:Moderate
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:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 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.

Itinerary:

Join me on this challenging hike to Rabun Bald, one of the best overlooks in Georgia.

We will start on the Green Blazed Courthouse Gap Trail as we make our way towards Pinnacle Knob. After about .5 miles we will intersect the Yellow Blazed Bartram Trail.  A right turn here will take us to Pinnacle Knob, but instead we will turn left towards Rabun Bald. Most of the elevation gain of this hike will be in the first 10 miles as we make our way to the firetower on Rabun Bald. At about the 7 mile point we will visit a nice Vista just before Flat Top Mountain. After a quick snack here, we will head towards Rabun Bald where a large clearing and firetower will be the highlight of our hike. We will eat our lunch on the firetower before retracing our steps to complete our out and back adventure. Most of our return journey will be downhill!

This is a difficult hike with 4500 feet of ascent over our 20 mile trek, you must have recent D5/D6 experience to join in on the fun.


I plan on eating dinner in Clayton and would love for all to join me! Dinner destination TBD.

 

 


Required Items to Bring:

Water

Food

Sense of adventure

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Treats to share

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The carpool will leave at 7am sharp!  Don't be late!

We will be meeting at the Ingles in Clayton at 8:40am.

Click here for driving instructions or enter "205 Courthouse Gap Rd, Clayton, GA" into your favorite GPS.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):186Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $74.40 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:
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