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Vogel Triple Crown - Post Thanksgiving Calorie Burn

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vogel State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 29 2019  7:00 am >> Fri, Nov 29 2019 4:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, Nov 17 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Nov 27 2019 11:59 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:17 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Burn off the calories, Summiting Coosa, Slaughter and Blood Mountain.

 We'll start at Vogel State Park, hiking along the Coosa Backcountry Loop. Along the way we'll summit Coosa Bald (4280') and then the seldom climbed Slaughter Mountain (4338'). Rather than returning to Vogel State Park, we will continue on to Blood Mountain (4458'). Depending on the weather conditions and time, we might choose to hang out and enjoy the view from the top. After covering three summits, we will backtrack our steps via Slaughter Gap all the way to Vogel State Park.

This is NOT a beginners hike, so please do not sign up unless you are in excellent physical condition. I reserve the right to remove folks from the sign up list that have not hiked with me before.

There is a $5 park entrance fee at Vogel State Park.

Thanks Stefan Lutz for most of the write up.

Required Items to Bring:
  • emergency rain gear
  • enough food to keep your energy level up
  • headlamp
  • hiking boots or trail shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • trekking poles
  • Dress for the weather

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

 Directions from Windard Park and Ride - Take GA 400/US 19 north to Dahlonega.  We will make a pit stop in Dahlonega at the McDonald's there.  It will be on your left on US 19.  Then take US 19 north to where it joins US 129 at Turners Corner. Continue north on US 19/129 for 11 miles to Vogel State Park.

Please be aware that the carpool meets at 7:00 AM and will be driving off the parking lot at 7:01 AM !!! If you are not there on time, you will not be on this hike. We need to stay on time to be sure we completed the hike before it gets dark. 

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):126Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $50.40 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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Cost Includes:

Parking fee ($5) - pay at park

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