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Byron Herbert Reece to Lake Winfield Scott

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blairsville, GA   Hike: Byron Herbert Reece to Lake Winfield Scott   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 15 2020  8:30 am >> Sun, Nov 15 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 9 2020 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 14 2020 11:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will start at the Byron Reece parking lot and get on the trail to Flatrock Gap. From there, we will hike on Freeman trail for about two miles to get to the Applachian Trail, we then hike south on Appalachian trail to Jarrard Gap where we leave appalachian trail toward Lake Windfield Scott. We'll have lunch at lake, then we start our return on Slaughter Creek trail a distance of 3 miles to Appalachian trail, from there we hike North to Blood mountain where we take a short water break and enjoy the beautiful view of Blood Mountain, then we continue North on Appalachian trail back to Flatrock Gap, where we take Byron Herbert Reece Trail to parking lot.

We will stop at all of the major turns/crossroads to keep the group together and take necessary water breaks.
We expect approximately 5.5 to 6 hours of hiking including water breaks.
there is no carpool, we'll meet at Byron Reece Parking lot at 8:30.
trip will be cancelled if there is a chance of rain over %50.

Required Items to Bring:

Water: 2 Liter

Good Hiking Boots


Rain gear

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Here is the physical address for Mountain Crossings Store:

12471 Gainsville  Hwy

Blairsville, GA 30512

Byron Herbert Reece Parking lot is 1/2 mile pass Mountain Crossing on the left.

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