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Dockery Lake to Woody Gap and Back( group hike)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blue Ridge Mountains   Hike: Dockery Lake to Woody Gap and Back( group hike)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 14 2020  7:00 am >> Sat, Mar 14 2020 4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 10 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 12 2020 1:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

This will be a group hike! Come join us for an out and back scenic hike. You will experience mountain creeks and streams, a wonderful lake, and the historic AT. We will start at the trailhead of Dockery Lake with bathrooms available. Heading north, we will enjoy a nice view of the lake, then the trail briefly runs parallel with Pigeon Roost Creek. We’ll hike 3.7 miles to the AT then head south to Woody Gap for another bathroom break.

After the break we will head back up north toward Big Cedar Mountain for lunch on Preaching Rock. After we have finished lunch we will hike back down the AT to the intersection with the Dockery Lake trail. We will follow this trail back down to our starting point before we return back to Atlanta.

We will keep a steady pace, with occasional breaks. If you have not completed a D4 or D5 recently, we will contact you to determine if this hike is right for you. Photo taken by Jenay Thompson.

Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of fluids for adequate hydration
Trail snacks and/or light lunch
Good hiking shoes/boots
Cash for the carpool driver

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 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.