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Cancelled due to Weather 2022-09-03 Brasstown Bald from Jacks Knob Trail

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Brasstown Bald Recreation Area from Jacks Knob Trail
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 3 2022  8:00 am >> Sat, Sep 3 2022 2:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:15 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, May 2 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 2 2022 7:00 pm
Event Duration:Approx. 6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Bill Wey
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is an out and back trekking to Brasstown Bald, the highest summit in Georgia standing at 4,784 feet. On a clear day we’ll have panoramic breathtaking views from four surrounding states.

We’ll meet and start from the parking lot on GA-180 at the intersection of Jacks Knob trail. Our trekking includes Jacks Knob trail, a section of Arkaquah trail, and the paved Brasstown Bald trail. We’ll take our snack and lunch breaks along our way depending on the overall conditions.

The event duration does NOT include our travelling/ driving time. Please arrive 10 minutes before our starting time. Our duration time is an educated estimate, so we need to have some flexibility.

<<< Important Notes >>>

Please only register if you are comfortable going long distance at a pace averaging 2.5 mph in the remote mountains environment, and have solid D5 experience. A good reference is you can comfortably finish Kennesaw 10 in 4 hours.

If your recent experience is not from the club, please include it in a note when you register, or email TL; otherwise you will be moved to the waiting list for the safety of everyone. We encourage our members to actively participate with joyful experience, and most importantly to stay healthy and safe at the end of our event.

Required Items to Bring:


If you're in other member’s car, bring change clothing, an extra pair of clean shoes, bag for changed shoes, and towel to sit on. Only enter with clean shoes. Remove all trash and your belongings.

Cash for carpool driver.

Good trail running/ hiking shoes

Snacks, water/ sports drinks

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles



How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Jacks Gap, Georgia 30546

There are multiple ways to get there.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):152Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:15 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $60.80 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.


1. This event may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable outing.

2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.

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

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