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Duncan Ridge Trail - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Bald

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Mulkey Gap   Hike: Duncan Ridge Trail - Mulkey Gap to Coosa Bald  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 15 2019  7:00 am >> Sun, Dec 15 2019 5:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 9 2019 7:33 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 14 2019 7:00 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
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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

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


The Duncan Ridge Trail runs from Springer Mountain to Blood Mountain on a roller coaster of peaks and valleys and is considered one of the most remote trails in Georgia.

Join me as I start at Mulkey Gap and make my way to the intersection of the Coosa Backcountry Loop at Coosa Bald. We will be climbing three mountains on the way: West Wildcat Knob, Buckeye Knob and Coosa Bald. We should be getting some winter views as we walk along the ridge line. We will eat lunch on Coosa Bald before we retrace our steps back to the cars. We will be moving on the high side of moderate with an average rate of 2.75 mph.

This is a difficult, high end D5 hike. Recent D5 experience is required! 

If you are looking for a challenging, remote hike, JOIN ME!

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There is a small parking lot at the trailhead. I expect to arrive at the trailhead at 8:45am.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):162Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $64.80 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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