Sunday Morning Hike: Cooper’s Loop- An AOC First
|Event Location:||Laurel Ridge/Cooper Branch Trailhead off Hwy 20 Spur|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Feb 23 2020 10:00 am >> Sun, Feb 23 2020 1:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 9:15 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Feb 18 2020 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Feb 23 2020 6:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|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:||Yes|
We will go on the Laurel Ridge Trail to the Allatoona Lake Project Management Office, and after walking a short distance on the Cooper Furnace Trail we will take a recently opened trail to the summit of Pine Mountain. After admiring the view from the summit, we will descend on another recently opened trail that will take us to the connector between the East Loop of the Pine Mountain Trail and the parking lot where we would have left our cars, for a total walking distance of about 6 miles and an ascent of about 1100 ft. The trails leading up and down the mountain are steep and you should bring a pair of hiking poles. I have been told that these trails are less than three months old.
|How to Get There:|
From Atlanta go to I-75 Exit 290, take a right onto GA 20 East then an immediate right onto Spur 20. Continue about 3.5 miles. We will meet at the SECOND trailhead on the right. If you reach the end of the road you went about a mile too far.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||34Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||9:15 am|
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|Carpool Cost:||Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $13.60 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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