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2020-01-05 Brasstown Bald from Young Harris
|Event Location:||Brasstown Bald from Young Harris|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Jan 5 2020 9:00 am >> Sun, Jan 5 2020 3:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Dec 23 2019 8:05 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jan 4 2020 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||Approx. 6.5 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bill Wey|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
This is an out and back trekking to Brasstown Bald, the highest summit in Georgia standing at 4,784 feet. On a clear day we’ll have panoramic breathtaking views from four surrounding states.
We’ll meet and start from the trailhead at the top of the hill of Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church. We’ll follow Wagon Train Trail for about 7 miles to Brasstown Bald Recreation Area. This is one of the three trails going up to Brasstown Bald.
The last section is a paved Brasstown Bald Trail leading to its summit and surrounding facilities. We’ll take our lunch break at the summit, and enjoy everything it has to offer. After break, we’ll retrace the same route to get back to our cars. The total elevation gain is a little over 3,000 feet mostly on the way up.
<<< Important Notes >>>
The event duration does NOT include our travelling/ driving time. If you choose to meet at the event, please arrive before our starting time. Our duration time is an educated estimate, so we need to have some flexibility.
Please only register if you have recent D4/D5 experience.
If your recent experience is not from the club, please include it in a note when you register, or email TL; otherwise you will be moved to the waiting list for the safety of everyone. We encourage our members to actively participate with joyful experience, and most importantly to stay healthy and safe at the end of our event.
|How to Get There:|
Use Google Map address of Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church at
1114 Main Street, Young Harris, GA 30582
There are multiple ways to get there. Follow whichever is easiest for you if meeting at the event. We will drive through the church parking lot on Bald Mountain Road about a quarter mile, and go to the top of the hill then turn right. We will park close to the gate at the trailhead. Please take a restroom stop before reaching our starting location.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||138Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:15 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $55.20 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.|
1. This event may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable outing.
2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.