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Darnell Creek Trail to Rabun Bald

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Clayton, Georgia
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Feb 11 2020  9:15 am >> Tue, Feb 11 2020 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 3 2020 8:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Feb 10 2020 8:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:15 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ann Howard
Ralph Howard
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


First of all you won't see this hike in alltrails.  I looked.

This is a high end D5.

A couple of 'other' clubs have done this event, but due to scheduling conflicts I wasn't able to attend, but have wanted to do this - so Ralph and I are posting.  Ralph did the hike this past weekend, so we have a knowledgeable trip leader (yay Ralph!).

This is an in and out hike at a moderate steady pace.  From the looks of things it has a steady gradual climb, first up Darnell Creek Trail to Wilson Gap and then along the Bartram trail to Rabun Bald.  There are two water crossings, start the hike out in your water shoes and prepare then to change into your hiking footwear.  Good idea to have waterproof boots.

We will start the hike at approximately 9:15am after a brief stop at Ingles in Clayton.  I mean brief.  I am allowing 6hr and 15 min which includes a 20 minute lunch, so the pace should average around 2.5 mph overall.  

Nonetheless, stuff happens (pack your headlamp).

Approximately 3500 feet of elevation gain (mostly on the way in).  

There is no meet at TH, but if you want - you can meet us at the Ingles in Clayton.  Be there at 8:50AM.

After the hike we will definitely have dinner in Clayton (all are welcome to join).

If you don't have a recent D5, email the trip leaders with info, otherwise you will be put on the waitlist.

Required Items to Bring:

hiking poles are essential on this event


bright colored clothing - deer season people

lunch, water

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change of clothing and footwear

money for carpool

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Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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