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2020-01-25 GA-AT Blood Mountain from Woody Gap & Back




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: AT Woody Gap to Blood Mountain & back
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 25 2020  9:00 am >> Sat, Jan 25 2020 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 23 2019 8:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 24 2020 8:00 pm
Event Duration:Approx. 7.5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17.2 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Bill Wey
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

We’ll meet and start from Woody Gap parking lot. We’ll follow AT (Appalachian Trail) NoBo (North Bound) to Big Cedar Mt at 1.3 miles, Jarrard Gap at 5.7 miles, Bird Gap at 7.2 miles, and Blood Mt at 8.6 miles. We’ll take a break at Blood Mt and enjoy the breathtaking views at its summit. After break we’ll retrace and follow the AT SoBo (South Bound) to get back to our cars. This event is at the top-end of D5 overlapping D6, please consider this before signing up.

<<< Important Notes >>>

The event duration does NOT include our travelling/ driving time. If you're going 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.

This event is physically challenging and rewarding. You can fully enjoy it if and only if you have good fitness and endurance. Please only register if you are comfortable going long distance at a pace of 2.5 mph in the remote mountains environment, and have recent 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 trip.


Required Items to Bring:

If you're in other member’s car, bring change clothing, an extra pair of Clean shoes, bag for changed shoes, towel to sit on. Only enter with clean shoes. Remove all trash and your belongings.

Cash for carpool driver.

Clothing suitable for the season.

Good trail running shoes/hiking shoes.

Nutrition/snacks and plenty of water.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

 

Hiking poles

Camera

Rain gear just in case


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Use Google Map address:

Woody Gap / Appalachian Trail, GA-60, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Take GA-400 N; turn left onto US-19 N for 5.1 miles.

Turn right onto US-19 N/ GA-9 N for 8 miles.

At the fork of US-19 N and GA-60, follow GA-60 for 5.4 miles to Woody Gap parking lot.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):90Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $36.00 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:

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.


Registration for this event opens at 12/23/2019 8:15:00 PM