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Smith Creek Trail to Anna Ruby Falls
|Event Location:||Unicoi State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 1 2020 9:30 am >> Sat, Feb 1 2020 2:30 pm (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Jan 28 2020 7:11 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jan 31 2020 10:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||5 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Allen D|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Anna Ruby Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the north Georgia mountains. From the Smith Creek Trailhead at Unicoi State Park, we will hike 4.5 miles along the Smith Creek Trail to Anna Ruby Falls. We will stop and eat lunch at the falls, walk down along the creek, maybe for a stop at the visitor center, and then return on the same trail.
Total distance, in the neighborhood of 9 miles (depending on whose site you look at) and the elevation gain is approximately 1700 feet.
The pace will be on the faster side of moderate (2.5-3.0 mph), but we will take a break for lunch as well as stop to take photos and mushrooms along the way.
|How to Get There:|
Unicoi State Park
From Helen, go north on GA 356. You will cross Unicoi Lake Dam. Make the first left after you cross the dam. The parking area for the Smith Creek Trail is .5 miles on your right, across from the Little Brook campground.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||128Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $51.20 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.|
Free, but there is a $5.00 parking fee per car, if you do not already have a Georgia State Park parking pass.
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