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Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Rhodes Mountain on the BMT

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Suches, GA   Hike: Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Rhodes Mountain on the BMT  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 26 2020  7:00 am >> Sun, Jan 26 2020 5:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jan 17 2020 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 25 2020 7:49 pm
Event Duration:10 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced (Exploratory)
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Jacobs
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 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.


This section of the Benton MacKaye Trail shares the trailbed with the Duncan Ridge Trail.

We will begin our trek at the Hwy 60 intersection with the BMT. We will head south towards the 270 foot swinging bridge that is high above the Toccoa River. After crossing the bridge, we will turn around, retrace our steps and begin the northern section of the trek. We will be climbing Wallalah Mountain, Licklog Mountain and finally, Rhodes Mountain.  Somewhere along the way we will be stopping for lunch before retracing our steps back to the car.

This section of trail is rugged and beautiful and is sure to make for an enjoyable day in the woods.

This is a difficult hike with about 4500 feet of elevation gain. Recent D6/High D5 experience is required to join the fun. Your trip leader reserves the right to move under qualified adventurers to the wait list.

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We will be parking at the small parking lot at the intersection of the BMT and Hwy 60. We will arrive at the trailhead at 8:30.

Trailhead location

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $52.00 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.


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