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Blood Mt. Sunset/FULL Moonrise Extravaganza
|Event Location:||Byron Herbert Reece Trailhead|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Jun 5 2020 6:30 pm >> Fri, Jun 5 2020 10:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Jun 2 2020 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jun 5 2020 4:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Memphis Russ|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Our Hike at Byron Reece Trailhead will begin at 6:30pm. We should be back at the Trailhead & Parking Lot by 10:00pm.
This hike is NOT for beginners!
There are NO vault toilets at the trailhead. There is a rough outhouse at the top of Blood Mtn.
There is no parking fee! 40 parking spaces.
Ok, outdoor lovers looking for a real Sunset/Moonrise Bonanza hike packed with old and new hiking buddies! Please, listen up! This StairMaster mountain trail is not for beginners. We will pace ourselves & take several water breaks during the ascent to the top. Partly cloudiness will add texture and color brilliance to our already Incredible observation!!! Friends, this experience will be unforgettable, forevermore!!
The Blood Mountain trail is part of the totally awesome (AT) Appalachian Trail (AT's Tallest Point, in Georgia). You will experience your own back-packed magnificent SunSet Dinner - on the WEST top side of the mountain (6th tallest Mtn. in Georgia). 8 minutes later, we will witness a Breathtaking FULL MoonRiseon the EAST top side of the mountain. There is a very large boulder atop Blood Mt.’s summit (4459 feet) that we will Perch upon to DINE & GASP. This is the most amazing mountaintop Sunset observation point in Georgia!
MoonRise 8:54 p.m. in the East, approximately 100 feet away
(Hike up is 1.75 hours - 2 1/2 miles) (Down 1.25 hours - 2 1/2 miles)
No masks will be required for this event. We will try to social distance during the event. If you are not comfortable with these arrangements, please choose a different event.
The carpool has been eliminated from this event due to our friendly virus. If you want to caravan to the event, feel free to meet me at the Mansell Park and Ride at 4:30pm. No ride sharing or carpooling will be supported by the AOC for this event.
|How to Get There:|
From Mansell Rd. at GA-400. Head North (North) Continue 37 Min. to the, end of GA-400. Continue Straight onto GA-115. Continue Across Hwy 52 onto Long Branch Rd., which continues Straight onto Copper Mines Rd. Continue to a Dead End at Cavender Creek Rd., Turn Left. Then, Turn Right on Town Creek Church Rd. Continue, until Frogtown Rd., Turn Left. At Y intersection of Frogtown Rd., Continue Left on Frogtown Rd. Continue to a Dead End at Damascus Church Rd., Turn Left. Continue to Hwy.19 & 9, Turn Right. Continue to a Dead End at Hwy. 129, Turn Left. Continue Past Mountain Crossings Store, on your right. Continue 1 mile, Turn Left (one way) into the parking lot.
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