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Sunday Hike - Amicalola Falls-Len Foote Hike Inn
|Event Location:||Amicalola State Park - Top of the Falls parking lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Sep 15 2019 8:00 am >> Sun, Sep 15 2019 1:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Sep 10 2019 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Sep 21 2019 11:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bob Bunner|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Enjoy a classic loop hike that includes a layover at the Hike Inn. This is about a 10.5 mile loop hike beginning at the top of Amicalola Falls. We'll meet on top of the Falls at 8:00 a.m. The early start time will allow us to enjoy some cooler temperatures. We will begin our hike on the "Approach Trail" for 4.5 miles. There are some steep and relatively long ascents on this portion of our hike. I ask that you be able to hike a moderate pace on these uphill portions. It's not fair to others who sign up for this event expecting a moderate pace to wait around for someone who has to go slow.
After about 4.5 miles, we will take the junction to the Hike Inn, which is approximately 1 mile. Bring a snack to enjoy in the dining room or outside in one of the adirondack chairs. The dining room has a variety of beverages, such as lemonade or iced tea, and some snacks like fruit or cookies. The Hike Inn does not "charge" you for these items, but they have a donation box so you can contribute the amount that you think these items are worth. We'll probably spend 30 minutes at the Hike Inn, although you may have less time if you are a slower hiker.
The return hike on the Hike Inn trail is about 5 miles to the parking lot on top of the Falls. This section is not quite as steep as the Approach Trail, but you will have some relatively long ascents.
There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS from GA-400/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in N ATLANTA (Sandy Springs) to AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK (about 60 miles or 90 minutes):
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|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||104Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 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.|
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There is a $5 GA DNR parking fee per vehicle, payable at Amicalola Falls State Park unless you display an annual pass.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.