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LAST MINUTE - AT Approach Trail to Springer Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Amicalola Falls State Park   Hike: LAST MINUTE - AT Approach Trail to Springer Mountain   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jul 21 2022  7:15 am >> Thu, Jul 21 2022 2:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jul 20 2022 5:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 20 2022 10:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
Gary 'L'
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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: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The Appalachain Trail Approach Trail to Springer Mountain is an AOC staple... Letís go early and beat the heat

We will start at the top of the falls on the AT Approach Trail and make our way over Frosty Mountain to Springer Mountain. We will take a break at the top for lunch and photos and then begin to head down.

After lunch, we will retrace our steps back to our cars. We will Change our route on the way down to make a stop at the Hike Inn lodge.

This is a difficult hike and we will be maintaining an average pace of 2.7 mph (high-moderate pace). Recent, high D5 experience is required to join the fun. Stops will be quick for water and snacks and a longer lunch stop on the top †

Required Items to Bring:


Water, water and more water. Electrolyte drinks help too.†

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Sunscreen and hat

Hikng poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We will park at the Falls Overlook Parking area. Click here for location

There is a $5 fee to enter the park. Bring state pass. The park temporary shop may not be open this early so if you do not have a pass, please research getting a day pass online.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):102Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 am
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Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $40.80 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.

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

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

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