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AT Approach Trail/BMT to Owens Overlook
|Event Location:||Amilcalola Falls State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Feb 23 2020 7:30 am >> Sun, Feb 23 2020 6:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Feb 17 2020 7:14 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Feb 22 2020 12:14 pm|
|Event Duration:||10 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced|
|Trip Leader(s):||Ron Jacobs|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Why stop at Springer Mountain?
The Applachain Trail Approach Trail to Springer Mountain is an AOC staple... Why not go 1.5 miles further and enjoy the Owens Overlook on the BMT?
We will start at the top of the falls on the AT Approach Trail and make our way over Frosty Mountain and Springer Mountain where we will intersect the BMT and make our way to the Owens Overlook. This overlook is to often overlooked, and it is quite nice. In fact, it is a great place to stop for lunch and enjoy the views, so, that is what we will do.
After lunch, we will retrace our steps back to our cars. We will NOT BE TAKING THE LEN FOOTE TRAIL to the lodge.
This is a difficult hike and we will be maintaining an average pace of 2.7 mph (high-moderate pace). Recent, high D5 or D6 experience is required to join the fun. I reserve the right to move any under-experienced hikers to the waiting list.
|How to Get There:|
We will park at the Falls Overlook Parking area. Click here for location
There is a $5 fee to enter the park.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||100Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:30 am|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $40.00 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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