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2021-11-27 Georgia Triple Crown - Coosa Bald, Slaughter Mtn & Blood Mtn

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vogel State Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 27 2021  8:00 am >> Sat, Nov 27 2021 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 22 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 26 2021 7:00 pm
Event Duration:Approx. 7.5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill Wey
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a long day D6 trekking the Georgia Triple Crown - Coosa Bald, Slaughter Mountain, and Blood Mountain mostly on the Coosa Backcountry Loop (CBL) trail. It has more than 4,600 feet ascent. It is only suitable for those with excellent fitness conditions.

We’ll meet and start from the Vogel State Park visitor center parking lot. We’ll go counterclockwise direction on the CBL trail. There are Coosa Bald (4,280’) and Slaughter Mountain (4,338’) along the way with very steep climbing. Instead of returning to the Vogel State Park, we will continue on Duncan Ridge Trail and Appalachian Trail to Blood Mountain (4,458’). After covering the three summits, we’ll retrace back to CBL trail to finish the loop and back to our cars.

We’ll regroup at all the trail junctions/ crossroads to keep the group together so nobody will get lost in the backcountry. We’ll take our lunch break at the summit of Blood Mountain.

Georgia State Park requires $5 entry/ parking fee, or your annual pass. Annual pass is a great way to motivate oneself to keep coming back and enjoy all of the Georgia state parks. It is more convenient and very cost effective.

The event duration does NOT include our travelling/ driving time. If you’re going to meet at the event, please arrive 10 minutes before our starting time. Our duration time is an educated estimate, so we need to have some flexibility.

<<< Important Notes >>>

Please only register if you are comfortable going long distance at a pace averaging 2.5 mph in the remote mountains environment, and have solid D5 experience. A good reference is you can comfortably finish Kennesaw 10 in less than 4 hours.

If your recent experience is not from the club, please include it in a note when you register, or email TL; otherwise you will be moved to the waiting list for the safety of everyone. We encourage our members to actively participate with joyful experience, and most importantly to stay healthy and safe at the end of our event.

Required Items to Bring:

If you're in other member’s car, bring change clothing, an extra pair of clean shoes, bag for changed shoes, and towel to sit on. Only enter with clean shoes. Remove all trash and your belongings.

If you carpool, some carpool drivers require proof of vaccination and mask.

Cash for carpool driver

$5 Cash for park entrance fee if you are the driver and don't have annual pass

Layers of clothing suitable for the season

Good trail running/ hiking shoes

Water/ sports drinks

Nutrition/ snacks/ lunch

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

Hiking poles


Rain gear just in case

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):132Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $52.80 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.


1. This event may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable outing.

2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.

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

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

Registration for this event opens at 11/22/2021 7:00:00 PM