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AT Segment - 3700 footers: Cowrock, Wolf Laurel, Levelland

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: North GA- Tesnatee Gap - 15 miles northwest of Cleveland, GA
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Feb 1 2022  9:00 am >> Tue, Feb 1 2022 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jan 28 2022 5:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 31 2022 5:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:15 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gary 'L'
Leigh B
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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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Below is the description of the D5 we did last time. The photo of the elevation profile also reflects that hike.

We are adding 3 miles and 1000 feet on the southend of the D5 to make this a D6. You can use your mapping skills to see the short AT section we will add to achieve D6. Hint: the mountain name rhymes with flood.

This D5 section follows broad, rocky ridgetops offering excellent views. The longest climbs are on the north sides of Cowrock and Levelland Mountains. The section is within the Raven Cliffs Wilderness. There are no shelters.


0.0 mile Tesnatee Gap parking on GA 348 (elevation 3138 feet) no privy

1.0 mile Cowrock Mt. (elevation 3842) views of Yonah Mt., Brasstown Bald, and Town Creek gorge

1.8 mile Baggs Creek Gap (elevation 3591)

2.3 mile Wolf Laurel Top (elevation 3766) open rock face with excellent views

3.0 mile Rock Spring Top (elevation 3526)

3.8 mile Swaim Gap (elevation 3450)

4.3 mile Levelland Mt. (elevation 3942) open rocky area on crest

4.9 mile Bull Gap (elevation 3644)

6.0 mile Neel Gap (elevation 3125) Wasali-Yi Center is the only building the AT passes through


Pace: 2.5 mph last time

Elevation gain: 3065 feet

Required Items to Bring:

2 liters or quarts of water
Trail food/lunch
Hiking boots or shoes

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

Trekking poles
Change of shoes and shirt for drive back
Emergency rain gear (even if it is clear day with a 20 percent chance of rain)

Stylish straw hat, umbrella, hiking shorts, and knee socks, are mighty nice

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Use google maps directions with the destination to enter being Tesnatee Gap:

type: Tesnatee Gap

Here is the link: ps/4fUAujUuui1LajMm8

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
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.

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

Cost Includes:

parking is free

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