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Springer To Amicalola - Reverse Gear


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Springer Mountain Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 5 2020  8:30 am >> Sun, Apr 5 2020 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, Mar 21 2020 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Apr 5 2020 6:00 am
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
Pace:Fast
Trip Leader(s):
Rafiq
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Springer

THIS IS NOT A BEGINNERS HIKE

Approaching Springer via Amicalola Falls parks has become too monotonous and boring. Therefore why not do the reverse direction. Starting from Springer Mountain Parking lot, walk one mile toward top of Springer at the plaque and log book point. Then descent to Black Gap and then to Nimblewill Gap, here Amicalola Mountain Rd (A gravel Rd) intersects. Here you will see another plaque telling the story of plane crash in 1968. Then trail take steep ascent. Shortly you will see a cross road sign, pointing left to Hike Inn and straight to Amicalola Falls Park; we will continue straight towards Amicalola Falls par; after about 3.5 mile you will see another cross road sign (the direction of sign is facing incoming hikers, not towards you). This time follow the sign towards Hike Inn (Very Important: You need to pay attention here; as this is the turnaround point so don't go straight towards the park instead take looping trail towards Hike Inn). Its 4.5 miles straight towards to Hike Inn where we will take a break, regroup and eat lunch. Then head back towards Springer. From Springer we will take last mile towards Parking lot.  


Required Items to Bring:

Water

Hiking Pole

Necessary Warm Clothing

Gloves & hat

Snacks or Food

Plastic bag for dirty shoes and sweaty clothes

 

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Moisturising cram and lip blam

Camera


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

If you are planning to meet the group at the event then put this address on GPS and meet the group at 8.30 am. From this point we will together take 6.5 mile drive at forest service gravel rd to Springer Parking lot.

8510 Doublehead Gap Rd, Ellijay, Ga 30513

Please avoid using google map to get to Springer Parking Lot, it will give you a complicated route of forest service roads and most likely you may loose signal while driving

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $56.00 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.

Notes:

 

If you are bringing dog and you want to to do carpool then you need to take your own car. Unless, someone agree to drive with your dog. 


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


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


Registration for this event opens at 3/21/2020 8:00:00 AM