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DRT Part V - Georgia Triple Crown with a Coosa summit - No Carpool - NEW DATE

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vogel State Park   Hike: DRT Part V - Georgia Triple Crown with a Coosa summit - No Carpool - NEW DATE  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Apr 20 2022  8:30 am >> Wed, Apr 20 2022 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Apr 15 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Apr 19 2022 7:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
Distance:17.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Itinerary courtesy of Ron-Leigh Trek Design Studio

The Duncan Ridge Trail starts at Three Forks and winds its way to Blood Mt. It is a difficult, remote trail with outstanding payoffs and challenges.  Join us in a series of hikes to explore the DRT from start to finish. 

  • Part I:  Toccoa River Swinging Bridge to Three Forks
  • Part II:  Toccoa Swinging Bridge to Rhodes Mt
  • Part III: Rhodes Mt to Mulkey Gap
  • Part IV:  Mulkey Gap to Coosa Mt.
  • Part V:   Georgia Triple Crown


Part V - Georgia Triple Crown

The Georgia Triple Crown is an AOC classic and a great way to test your fitness.

Join me as I hike the Coosa Backcountry loop trail and add on the summit of Coosa Mountain and Blood Mountain. We will meet at the Vogel State Park visitors center and make our way to the Backcountry loop trailhead. This hike starts with a nice stroll in the woods with beautiful forest views and a pleasant atmosphere.  Then we hit the 4.7 mile, endless ascent of Coosa Mt. At least at the top we will have a nice view. After the summit, we get back on the trail, have a nice descent before hitting the beast that is Slaughter Mt. No views here, just pain. The descent of Slaughter is very nice as we rock hop across a few streams. When the DRT peels off of the loop trail, we stick to the DRT and head for our third summit, Blood Mt. After Blood, we take the long descent back to our cars to complete our loop adventure.

This is a difficult D6 hike with 4700 feet of gain, additionally a pace of 2.7 mph will be maintained on this difficult trek. Recent D6 experience is required to join the fun.

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