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Woody Gap to Blood Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blood Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 2 2020  9:00 am >> Sun, Feb 2 2020 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Jan 28 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 1 2020 11:59 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bob Bunner
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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:6
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Explore this popular section of the Appalachian Trail from Woody Gap to Blood Mountain.  It's about 8 miles from Woody Gap to Blood Mountain.  We'll need to keep up a moderate pace to reach the summit of Blood Mountain around 12:30, where we will enjoy a relaxing lunch.  Then we will head back the way we came.  There are some decent climbs and descents, with a total of 2450 feet in elevation gain on the ascents, and about 1100 feet of elevation loss on the descents to Blood. On the way out, we will have to regain that 1100 feet of elevation loss, much of it coming near the end as we make our way back to Woody Gap.

It should be somewhat cold and sunny conditions.  Please bring layers and at least two liters of water.  I will vet people who sign up for this hike, so be prepared to let me know your relative experience doing similar type hikes.  I want to make sure the group completes the hike comfortably and during daylight hours.

Required Items to Bring:

Raingear (It's not supposed to rain, but don't leave home without it)



Check on the Events Checklist for what kind of gear you may need to bring.

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

Clothing layers


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

North on GA 400. Take a left onto SR 60/19 toward Dahlonega. At the fork of SR 60 and SR 19, go straight on SR 60.  The trailhead is on the right at Woody Gap.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):125Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $50.00 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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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.