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LenFoote Christmas Adventure

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: LenFoote Hike Inn
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 27 2009  9:00 am >> N/A  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Sep 30 2009 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Dec 1 2009 9:00 pm
Event Duration:Overnight
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Jason Hicks
Paula Schubert
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Member Cost:$79.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The reason for this is that the Hike Inn is so popular that any attempt at getting a weekend night during the winter is very hard if not impossible. Winter in my opinion is the best time to the Hike Inn.
I kicked this around with other trip leaders and I think there are enough people who are interested in taking a day off work to go to this unique place.
I will let Michelle describe in her little description what the hike inn is if you are not familiar with it. (I copied and past from her trip!)
So Michelle take it away . .
- If you enjoy wilderness hiking but prefer a soft bed, hot showers, and great food instead of camping, the Hike Inn is for you. The Inn is accessible only by foot over a moderate 5 mile trail which originates at the top of the falls. We will check in at the Park Visitors Center to get vital information and directions for our walk to the Hike Inn. You must check in at the Visitors Center before 2:00 PM or you will not be permitted to hike. The hike takes from 2 to 4 hours, so we will start early enough to arrive well before the facilities tour and dinner (5:00 PM & 6:00 PM). You only need to bring your personal items, including layered clothing, hiking boots, extra socks, rain gear, toiletries, water and snacks (for the trail), sunscreen, insect repellent, and flashlight. Please, no pets, cell phones, beepers, or radios. After arrival at the Hike Inn, you can settle in and begin exploring. Cold and hot drinks are available in the dining room. In the cooler months, enjoy wood-burning stoves in the common areas.

Dinner and breakfast are served family style. Educational and entertaining programs are conducted in the Sunrise Room after dinner most evenings. Programs consist of everything from worm composting to storytelling. Books and games are also available. The Sunrise Room (as you would expect from the name!) is an excellent place to observe the sunset in the evening and the sunrise in the morning.

Check out the lodge at and you can see what the bunk rooms look like, along with the fun things to do at the Inn.

Please note there is another way up that is tougher via the AT approach trail and over to the inn and that is an option as well.

Required Items to Bring:

Daypack, overnight bag with clothes and small trash bag since you have to pack out any trash you create. 
Also keep in mind the weather when hiking.
This is an inn so no need to bring towels, soap etc.. since they provide same.

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Amicalola Falls State Park Visitors Center
  • From 400 North, proceed toward Dawsonville past the North Georgia Premium Outlets.
  • Turn left (west) on Highway 53 at the intersection with 400.
  • Continue on Highway 53 through Dawsonville.
  • Turn right on Highway 183 where it intersects 53.
  • Turn right on Highway 52 where it intersects with 183.
  • Amicalola Falls will be about 3 miles on the left on Highway 52
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):125Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$79.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$84.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Bunk bed and 2 meals

Payment may be made via PayPal, PC Banking or Check. It is your responsibility to get the deposit payment and/or balance payment in meet the due dates. Allow two days processing for PayPal and PC Banking and one week to mail a check.

No partial payment for partial attendance.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Tue, Dec 1 2009.
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*Note: If you cancel on or before Dec 1, full payment is refundable less a $5 administrative fee. No refund after Dec 1 unless someone replaces you and pays in full, then you will receive a full refund less a $5 administrative fee.