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Catch The Fall Peak Colors at The Top of Brasstown Bald: Arkaquah Trek to Brasstown Bald - 360 Degree Observation
|Event Location:||Track Rock Gap|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 30 2021 8:30 am >> Sat, Oct 30 2021 3:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Oct 17 2021 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Oct 30 2021 6:00 am|
|Event Duration:||7 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Catch the Fall colors at the top of Brasstown Bald - the highest point in Georgia!
You will be treated with a 360 degree view of the colorful trees dotting the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding areas!
***** NOT A BEGINNER OR SLOW PACED HIKE *****
For new members and/or members without recent AOC D5 hiking related experience, trip leader(s) approval is required to partipate in this event. Please email the trip leader(s) explaining your recent hiking related experience & history. You may be moved to the waiting list until we hear back from you and approve you for the hike.
The Arkaquah Trail hike is widely regarded to be one of the most popular, fun, challenging, and scenic in Georgia. Looking north from the overlooks, you can see Standing Indian Mountain and even parts of the Smokies as well. This is a 12-mile hike with some ups and downs, and fantastic views - lots of photo opportunities throughout the trail!
We start at Track Rock Gap, at 2,280 feet. The trail climbs 6.1 miles to 4,784 feet at the top of Brasstown Bald, the highest peak in Georgia. We return back down the same trail.
We will meet at the Mansel Road Park & Ride on Georgia 400 and car pool from there. Departure: 6:45 am sharp
Be courteous to other members on the waiting list - if you're not able to attend the event afterall, please don't wait to drop the day before or morning of the hike. Try to give as much notice as possible so other members can make their plans to attend the hike.
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|How to Get There:|
Directions to Track Rock Gap (Arkaquah Trailhead): From the Park & Ride we will go north on Georgia 400 to Dahlonega. Continue on US Hwy 19 North past Voget State Park, then take a right on State Road 180 East. Stay on 180 for 2.4 miles, turn left at Town Creek School Rd and after 2 miles turn right on Trackrock Church Rd. Take another right onto Trackrock Gap Rd. The parking lot at the trailhead is on the left.
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