Blood Mountain from Lake Winfield Scott - Wed, Sep 29 2021

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Blood Mountain from Lake Winfield Scott

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lake Winfield Scott   Hike: Blood Mountain from Lake Winfield Scott  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 29 2021  9:00 am >> Wed, Sep 29 2021 2:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Sep 23 2021 5:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 29 2021 6:00 am
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:9.5 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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Departing from Lake Winfield Scott we’ll enjoy a view of rushing Slaughter Creek, ascend about 1.1 mile to Jarrard Gap, then turn left on the Appalachian Trail for about 1.5 miles of gentle ups and downs.  We'll take the Freeman Trail for about 1.7 miles, which includes a couple of rocky, challenging scrambles.  At Flatrock Gap, turn left and we're back on the AT for the challenging and rocky 1000 ft climb up to the Blood Mountain summit.  


After a break for snacks and photos we'll continue on the AT then turn right on the Slaughter Creek trail back to the lake, for a total descent of about 3.5 miles.  From the lake up to Blood Mountain the elevation gain is almost 2000 ft, so you need to be in good shape to keep up with the group.


Please Note: There is $5.00 cash parking Fee at Lake WinField

Required Items to Bring:

Water, Good Hiking Boots, Lunch/Snack,

Rain Poncho and Clothing appropriate for the weather

Car Pool Cash

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles, Camera, Sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take GA 400 N, then left onto SR 60/19 toward Dahlonega. At the intersection of SR 60 and SR 19, continue straight on SR 60 to Suches then take a right on SR 180.  After about 5 miles turn right to the entrance road to the Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area.  

As you drive toward the lake, pass the campground on the right, then park on the left, before you get to the bridge. The trailhead is located across the bridge and to your right.  

Parking is $5.00 - bring cash!  (Lake Winfield Scott is on the website, but I don't think the "buy a pass" function is active)

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $52.00 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.

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