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AT Hike: Byron Reece trail to Cowrock Mountain (and back)
|Event Location:||Byron Reece Memorial parking lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 8 2020 7:00 am >> Sat, Feb 8 2020 5:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Jan 28 2020 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Feb 7 2020 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||10 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Chuck R|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
We will start at Byron Reese Memorial parking lot and start on the Byron Reece trail for 0.7 miles until we get to flat rock gap intersection and go east on the Appalachian Trail. We will stay on the A/T for the remaining of the hike. We will then pass Neel Gap (bathroom break if needed) and head to Levelland Mountain at a total of 3 miles and stop for a break. After the stop, we'll pass the tip of Buzzard rock ridge to our north pushing foward just before Cowrock Mountain. We will stop on Wolf Laurel top for a view . This is a good campsite for a few campers. The group will then get back on trail heading east to Cowrock, which will be the half way point for the hike. This is approximately 6 miles where we will then stop for lunch and enjoy the views from the south. After lunch we will step back on to the A/T and retrace our tracks back to our cars. Elevation gain is approximately 3000 ft. If you have not recently completed some D5 hikes with the AOC, the leader will likely contact you to determine your abilities for this hike.
|How to Get There:|
We will meet next to the trailhead in the Byron Reece Memorial parking area. This parking lot is located on US-19, about 0.5 miles north of Neels Gap, on the left side of the road.
Coordinates: 34.7418, -83.9226
Link to directions starting from Mansell Park & Ride:
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||140Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:00 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.|
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To get credit for the hike, you must complete the entire hike.