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Benton McKaye, Parts of Section 2 and 3

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Suches, GA   Hike: Benton McKaye, Parts of Section 2 and 3  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Nov 9 2021  9:30 am >> Tue, Nov 9 2021 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Nov 5 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Nov 8 2021 8:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:11 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We are hiking on the Benton McKaye (and DRT) from Hwy 60 to Wallhallah Mountain and then return to Hwy 60.  This is a total of 4 miles.  We will then cross Hwy 60 to continue the hike to the swinging suspension bridge on the Toccoa River.  We will then return the way we came for a total of 7 miles.  The entire hike is 11 miles.  This is a difficult, strenuous hike.  Elevation gain 3000'.

Hey, if you've not completed a recent AOC D4 or higher, please send the trip leaders information on your recent hiking experiences (trail name, distance, date, pace), this will enable us to ensure group safety.  If I don't get an email from you, I will move you to the waitlist. 

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Hiking poles.

Rain gear.

Positive attitude and sense of adventure.

How to Get There:
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Approximate address:  24235 Morganton Hwy, Suches, GA

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Cost Includes:

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