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Amicalola Falls Fitness Hike: AT Approach to Hike Inn (6:15 AM Carpool)




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola State Park - top of falls parking lot   Hike: Amicalola Falls Fitness Hike:  AT Approach to Hike Inn (6:15 AM Carpool)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 8 2019  7:30 am >> Sun, Sep 8 2019 11:30 am  (Carpool Departure: 6:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Sep 1 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Sep 8 2019 7:30 am
Event Duration:4 Hours +/-
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
Gary Hubert
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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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

 

This is a fitness hike intended for hikers who enjoy hiking at a faster pace - not for beginner/casual hikers or those expecting a casual stroll in the woods.  You will be expected to keep up with the group while traversing up an down several hills.  

The hike is approximately 10 miles round trip with a quicker hiking speed and very few rest breaks. 

We will meet and start at the top of the falls at 7:30 AM (Plan to arrive a few minutes early for introductions). From the trailhead, we will hike the AT Approach trail for 4 miles. We will turn onto the Len Foote Trail and hike a mile to Len Foote hike Inn.  We will stop at the Inn for a brief break. We will continue back via the Len Foote route.

We should be back in Atlanta early afternoon.

- Notes - 

It costs $5 per car to get into the park, unless one person in the car has a pass.

We will leave the carpool 6:15 AM SHARP so we can start our hike at 7:30 AM. 

Please plan on bringing a snack since we will be dropping by the Len Foote Inn for a very quick  break. The Inn will sometimess have some bread, dessert or fruit left over from dinner the night before that you can take in exchange for tips for the Inn employees, but this is not a guarantee. They will generally have iced tea, coffee, lemonade and other drinks.  Be sure to drop a dollar or two in the Inn's donation box.

 


Required Items to Bring:

Positive and motivated attitude
Good hiking or trail running shoes/boots
water and snacks/lunch
Clothing appropriate for weather conditions

Recommended Items to Bring:
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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. Once in the park, follow the signs to the parking above the falls.  There will be a bathroom there also.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):104Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:15 am
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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? Maybe


* 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.