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Dahlonega TrailFest! A weekend of Camping, Hiking & Paddling!!
|Event Location:||1 hour north of Atlanta just off GA-400|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Sep 7 2019 9:00 am >> Sun, Sep 8 2019 5:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Aug 31 2019 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Sep 6 2019 3:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Days 8 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Jerry K|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|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:||No|
PLEASE NOTE: This Page is to announce the events we have planned for Trailfest 2019 and as an event where we can all gather and enjoy the Trailfest Organizers' events and vendors as a collective group.
A Sep 8th Hike has also been posted for members who prefer arriving and departing on Saturday or Sunday. Camping is available http://dahlonegatrailfest.org/ca mping.html
AOC WEEKEND PLAN:
We plan to start Trail Fest with
a Saturday with a paddle on the Chestatee
and then explore Trail Fest events,
presentations, and vendors (this post).
On Sunday return to the Chestatee am for
those who can't make Sat or just want
more water and then we will hike a
section of the AT Sunday
afternoon. (Please see posted
TRAIL FEST DETAILS:
On Saturday at 3 P.M. we will
meet as a group at the Dahlonega
Visitor's center to gather as agroup for
Trail Fest 2019. We will meet and then
venture off to explore all that Trail
Fest has to offer. Signing up for thi
sevent is meant for Trail Fest
Exploration only, the paddles and hikes
are sepearte events.
PADDLING DETAILS: We will be paddling the Chestatee both Saturday and Sunday mornings. - We will be paddling with our own boats as well as use the Appalchian Outfitters. See separate posts for paddles on September 6 & 7.
CAMPING DETAILS: If you've chosen to camp feel free to drive up as early on Friday to claim a personal spot for your vehicle and camping gear. TrailFest's official "Camping" webpage is: http://dahlonegatrailfest.org/ca mping.html
By the way, The Appalachian Outfitters Will Not be having their big ANNUAL FALL SALE of used kayaks, canoes and paddling gear this year.
It has been postponed til 2020
SUNDAY GROUP HIKING OPTIONS: Sunday afternoon we've posted a scenic AT Hike, from the GA-60 trailhead at Woody Gap to the spectacular "Preacher's Rock" lookout and back - we estimatye this will be about a 3-hour trip from the Dahlonega visitor center. The hike is roughly 2 miles of relatively easy hiking. If you'd like to join us for this, meet us (Stacey & Jerry) at the Dahlonega Visitor's Center 3:00 PM for a carpool caravan (driving about 10 miles north of Dahlonega via GA-60) to the parking lot/trailhead.
Should you choose to hike farther you may do so with an optional extension beyond Preacher's Rock about 6 more miles to lovely Dockery Lake (at a leisurely pace, via the AT and the Dockery Lake Trail). If you're interested in the extended hike in lieu of returning from Preacher's Rock to Woody Gap with our main hiking group, we'll help faciliatate at that time.).
Please see Seperate AT Hike Event on Sept 8
|How to Get There:|
The Dahlonega Visitor's Center is located at 13 S Park St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Due to Trail Fest parking may be challenging. Please leave early to find parking.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.