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Pinhoti Trail - Snake Creek Gap to Middle Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Snake Creek Gap   Hike: Pinhoti Trail - Snake Creek Gap to Middle Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 4 2021  8:30 am >> Sat, Dec 4 2021 2:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Nov 29 2021 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 3 2021 7:48 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:15 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
RonnyJ (Call me Ron)
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


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 starting at Snake Creek Gap.

We start at Snake Creek Gap where a large parking area awaits our arrival. Heading north, we quickly begin our biggest climb of the day, a 1.5 mile, 500 foot climb. Not a terrible climb, but enough to get your attention and your heart beating. We now enjoy a long ridge walk on top of Mill Creek Mountain with nice views to the west. As the trail makes a dramatic turn to the south we begin our descent and finally our climb of Middle Mountain. At the 7.5 mile point the trail makes another dramatic turn, this time to the north. This will be our turn around point. We will retrace our steps back to our cars to complete our out and back adventure.

Somewhere along the way we will stop for lunch. We will be averaging about 3.0 mph putting our pace at the hign end of the moderate range.

This is a long D5 hike with over 2800 feet of elevation gain, so recent appropriate experience is required to join the fun.

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How to Get There:
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $44.00 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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