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Amicalola to Springer Mountain & Back (7:00 AM carpool)
|Event Location:||Amicalola State Park - Top of Amicalola Falls Parking Lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Nov 23 2019 8:15 am >> Sat, Nov 23 2019 2:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Oct 27 2019 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Nov 23 2019 8:00 am|
|Event Duration:||6 Hours 15 Minutes plus/minus|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||9|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||15 / 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
***** NOT A BEGINNERS HIKE *****
For new members and/or members without recent D5 hiking related experience, please email the trip leader explaining your recent long distance hiking experience and hiking pace. Please don't take it personal, but you may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for this hike. We want everyone to have an enjoyable and fun hiking experience.
Looking for a hike that is challenging, scenic, fun, and not a far drive away or all day? If so, join us for this 16 mile loop hike to Springer Mountain and back!
We will plan to start the hike from the top of the Amicalola Falls and hike the AT Approach to Springer Mountain and back. We will plan to hike from a moderate to fast pace. On our way back, we will stop at the Len Foote Hike Inn for a few minutes to refill our water bottle/hydration pack. We will continue back on the Len Foote Trail to the car parking lot. We should be back in Atlanta mid afternoon depending on group's hiking speed.
The Trip Leader(s) reserve the right to remove anyone from the list and/or not move from the wait list to active list who they feel cannot handle this hike.
Please plan on bringing a snack to eat during the hike and enough water to drink. We will be dropping by the Len Foote Inn on our way back to refill our water bottle or hydration pack.
Itinerary is subject to change.
Finish time is only an estimate and based on several factors - hiking speed, breaks, etc.
There will not be a sweeper on this hike so if you don't think you can keep up with the group hiking speed, this may not be the hike for you.
|How to Get There:|
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. From the entrance, make a left turn when you see the visitors center and continue up to the top of Amicalola Falls parking lot next to the top of the falls. We will gather at the top of the waterfalls (Not the Lodge) parking lot.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||104Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
|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.|
Will this event occur rain or shine? Maybe
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