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AT: Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 11 miles east of Hiawassee, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 2 2019  7:00 am >> Sat, Nov 2 2019 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 23 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 1 2019 9:00 am
Event Duration:11 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:18 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


This is an in-and-out hike on the Appalachian Trail from Dicks Creek Gap to Bly Gap, the border between GA and NC. Views at Bly Gap include the western North Carolina mountains, and other views on the way include Standing Indian and Hightower Bald. The trail follows the crest of the Blue Ridge, with high points of As Knob, Buzzard Knob and Little Bald Knob.

Pace will be brisk and we will take a few short breaks along the way and a longer break at Bly Gap at the landmark gnarled tree. Once the front leader is on the way back, if you did not get to Bly Gap you will need to turn around and go back with the group.

Dogs must be on leash at all times and not interfere with other hikers or dogs.

Required Items to Bring:

hiking shoes/boots


lunch and snacks

Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

GPS Coordinates:

34.912267, -83.618832


Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):180Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $72.00 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.


The trip leader(s) reserves the rigt to consider participant's past history and to make the final determination for participation on this hike.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.