AtlantaOutdoorClub
sponsor
Print-Friendly Version
Add this event to your calendar (Outlook, iCalendar)
Add REGISTRATION REMINDER to your calendar


REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.



Pinhoti Trail: Snake Creek Gap to Pilchers Pond and Keown Falls




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Snake Creek Gap   Hike: Pinhoti Trail: Snake Creek Gap to Pilchers Pond and Keown Falls  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 20 2021  8:30 am >> Sat, Feb 20 2021 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 15 2021 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 19 2021 8:46 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:15 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ
Email Trip Leader(s)
You must be logged in to get the Trip Leader contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.

Itinerary:

The Pinhoti Trail is a 335 mile long trail located in Alabama and Georgia. The trail's southern terminus is on Flagg Mountain, the trail's northern terminus is where it joins the Benton MacKaye Trail in Georgia.

The Pinhoti Trail is a part of the Eastern Continental Trail and the Great Eastern Trail, both very long-distance US hiking trails connecting multiple states.

Join me as I start at Snake Creek Gap, make my way to Pilchers Pond and then on to Keown Falls. This trek has 3 significant climbs, but nothing that will buckle your knees. Keown falls will be our lunch location. We will move quickly over the long flat areas so we can enjoy the highlights. Expect an average speed of about 2.8 mph, the fast side of moderate.

This is a long D5 hike, recent D5 experience is required to join the fun.


Required Items to Bring:

Food

Water

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

Poles 

Camera

Clown Costume


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will meet at the parking area near Snake Creek Gap.

Trailhead Location


Notes:


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.