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DATE CHANGE Lookout Mountain and so much more..

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lookout Mountain, Georgia and Tennessee
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Feb 3 2020  8:00 am >> Mon, Feb 3 2020 3:15 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 27 2020 8:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Feb 2 2020 9:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

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.
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We are changing the hike to Monday due to weather considerations.

Trail - hike the Bluff Trail from Ochs Gateway to Point Park. Next, lets take a side trip along the Jackson Gap Trail and also to Sunset Rock. From Point Park, we will follow the Mountain Beautiful Trail and Hardy Trail to Cravens House, from where we will take the Rifle Pits Trail to the Upper Truck Trail. Next we will hike along the Upper Truck Trail past the ruins of Camp Demaray to the Gum Spring Trail. Finally we follow the Gum Spring Trail up to the Bluff Trail, concluding the hike by retracing our steps along the Bluff Trail.

Vistas all the way: Sunset Rock Vistas; Point Park Vistas; Jackson Spring; Rock Spring; Leonora Spring; Gum Spring; Cravens House; Ruins of Camp Demaray.

This covers a large expanse of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield with promising sights....tease.

Elevation gain:  2694 feet

This is are unblazed trails.  Appears to be well signed though.

Dinner in Chattanooga before driving home (optional).

This is an all day affair.

Required Items to Bring:

Footwear, layered clothing, lunch/snacks, liquids.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Poles, change of footwear, gas money, dinner money, camera, smiles.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Ochs Gateway Trailhead, 407 Frontier Bluff Road, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):266Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 am
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