Pinhoti Trail - Johns Mountain, Keown Falls and more - Sat, Mar 13 2021

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Pinhoti Trail - Johns Mountain, Keown Falls and more

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: East Armuchee, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 13 2021  8:30 am >> Sat, Mar 13 2021 3:20 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 8 2021 7:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 12 2021 7:15 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 50 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:15 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:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 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.
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I recently have become obsessed with the Pinhoti Trail. It is very cool, not too far from home and seldom done by the AOC. Join me as a do a 15 mile section of this long trail on Johns Mountain.

We start at the Keown Falls Picnic area. A somewhat large parking lot is at the end of a high quality, easily driveable service road. We will start on the Pinhoti trail and stay right at the Keown Falls Loop where a very picturesque climb will take us to the top of Johns Mountain. About half way up we will intersect with the Johns Mountain loop and we will again stay right to stay on the Pinhoti. At about the 1.6 mile point we will be at the top of Johns Mountain where an overlook awaits. From this point we will stay on the Pinhoti and head downhill until we reach the East Armuchee Creek at about the 6.5 mile point. This will be our turn around point. As we head back to the cars we will take the other side of the Johns Mountain and Keown Falls Loops to complete our adventure. Hopefully Keown Falls will be really flowing from our recent rains! Somewhere along the way we will stop for lunch. We will be averaging about 2.8 mph putting our pace at the hign end of the moderate range.

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


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